And just like that, Atlus confirms that Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are coming to PS5. The beloved Japanese RPGs were announced for Game Pass on PC and Xbox during the latter's summer showcase, which naturally prompted a negative response from many a PlayStation fan.
Thankfully, we haven't had to wait long for official word on other platforms. The press release states: "Atlus recently announced that the critically acclaimed Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable will be coming to Xbox and Windows. These beloved games will also be heading to Steam and PlayStation 5." There's no mention of PS4, however, which is perhaps a little strange.
Neither game has a release date, either — all we know is that Persona 5 Royal is hitting PC and Xbox on the 21st October, so we assume that the other two will arrive after that.
Still, great news for JRPG fans on PS5. Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden (previously released on PSP and Vita, respectively) can feel a little dated compared to Persona 5 in their mechanics and especially their visuals, but they're still two of the best JRPGs PlayStation has ever seen, in our humble opinion.
Are you happy to have this confirmed? Summon your own Persona in the comments section below.
Two big system sellers, now available across pretty much every platform. Good for gamers in general but I do wonder whether Sony shouldn't have kept these exclusive as best they could. Might have been an uphill battle.
Thats why i hate these things mostly it announced like a massive exclusive and in the end its just nothing.
@Golem25 Great games but will spend tons of money on keeping it exclusive with 5 million sales?
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Took them a while but lets go
And all is good with the world. Thank you Atlus and welcome Xbox and PC players!
And still no mention of Switch...
Yeah it's strange we're getting the P3P version (which I've played dozens of time on my PSP anyway). Better than nothing and can't complaint much with how much quality of life improvements it had despite some downgrades.
Still nice we're getting it on PS5 but weird that PS4 was left out. Any news for a Switch port?
I have a sealed copy of golden. Now there’s no reason to open it.🥳
@mariomaster96 Maybe its there but Pushsquare didnt mention it?
I’m so happy! I’ve been hoping for Persona 4 Golden to be announced for PS5 ever since I bought the console 😊
A free native, new-gen update for Persona 5 Royal would also be very much appreciated.
@IonMagi But they quoted them and the quote only mentions PS5 and also Steam. Unless Pushsquare edited the quote (which would be weird) it's not coming to Switch
Thank goodness for that!
I'm really down on it being Persona 3 Portable and not FES that they're porting. I've been wanting to play Persona 3 again for ages. I'll still play this but it's not what I want.
Still, good news overall.
hold on, did they specifically confirm that P5R is getting a native PS5 version too?
@johncalmc I was thinking of playing FES through again and then just playing Portable for the female route anyway.
Really happy it's P3P instead of boring P3FES. Not only is the gameplay better but we also have the female protagonist with new characters and Social Links. Well, "new" at the time anyways.
Still, really weird the PS4 wasn't mentioned considering the games are so old.
@mariomaster96 @Ashina Press release has no mention of Switch, which I find quite surprising. The lack of PS4 is kind of weird, too.
@Irae I had the same thought, but the press release doesn't elaborate on Persona 5 Royal at all. I would assume there's no specific PS5 version, but it would be nice!
Thank God for that!
I played through most of P4G on Vita and it kick-started my love of the Persona series. I'm champing at the bit to try these out at a decent resolution and framerate. Mmmmmm
@ShogunRok bummer but supposed that this "rumor" about a Nintendo direct in late June is true, we might get some announcement there (or probably not).
In the past 2 years we got: A sequel to a PS4 game on Switch, PS, and Steam. A PS2 remaster on Switch, PS, and Steam. A switch exclusive. A sequel on PS, Xbox, and Steam. A port of a PS4 game to Switch. And ports of PSP, PSvita/Steam, and PS4 games to Xbox, them only being announced for PS5 and Steam like 17 hours later.
Atlus is so funny.
Yes! Thank you Atlus.
@Deoxyr1bose Yeah I've given up trying to predict Atlus. I thought it would get easier after SEGA snapped them up, but apparently not. It's arguably even more erratic!
There, see? I said they would announce it, we just didn't know when.
P3P will be fun to go through again. Yukari here I come!
Happy days! We just had to wait for the Midnight Channel
@mariomaster96 That's because the switch isn't a powerful as the PSP, let alone the Vita 🤣😜
Even though P5 is the best Persona game due to the gameplay- P3 is superior in every single way apart from soundtrack perhaps.
I wish they’d just update or remake the game with modern controls, but I’ll take what I can get
That's Another year in a row Microsoft left me with no reason to be excited for their systems.
All is right in the world
Lmao, I was personally not worried about them coming to Playstation. Gotta say it was fun seeing the freak out over it today. Now I just want to figure out what order I play these games, I beat P5R, so maybe play 4 next and then 3 when it comes out. I'm going to double dip for 5 and 4 again, will also be the first time I buy 3. Great day for JRPG players!
Great news. Even though I haven't opened my vita copy of 4, I'll get it on ps5
Maybe I'll give P3 another go then. I played FES well over a decade ago but lost my save right near the end, wasn't keen enough about the game to repeat the whole thing. Enough time has passed by now and Portable's improvements (mainly player-controlled allies) might sweeten the deal.
Not surprised they eventually made their way to more modern home consoles, but I still hope for Switch releases in the future. I feel the Persona gameplay is perfect for a hybrid console. Plus P3P & P4G are hardly system sellers for the PS5.
The alternative is release on PS4 with cross-saves / cross-play for Vita; which lets be honest, Sony is more likely to announce a Day 1 release on Xbox Gamepass of the future Ghost of Tsushima sequel than that happening.
Classic confused Atlus, might probably mention PS4 later and then sell outfits for £2.
@Luvstagrind They've always been weird in their offerings.
@Zemo55 Here's the attention you ordered. Would you live anything else?
@Irae no they didn't.
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@Luvstagrind Wait are two Persona games the only games coming out for PS5 in the future? Nothing else what so ever?
Ouch I bet that has killed some peoples ego
Now where's all the people that said this wouldn't happen 😂
What a messy announcement. First it looks like it's an Xbox exclusive and now it looks like there won't be a PS4 version.
@mariomaster96 honestly think Nintendo are saving the announcement as a surprise for their upcoming direct.
So pumped for this!! I can’t wait to experience them- even if they may be outdated. I hope EU gets it own trophy lists so I can double dip 2 platinum playthroughs for each. 4 if they end up having a PS4 and PS5 list for each down the line but I doubt I’d go for that with Soul Hackers 2 around the corner. And I’m already currently playing SMT 3 Nocturne HD Remaster (wish they put more effort into it though). This confirms I have enough Atlus turn base games to hold me over until Persona 6
All the Persona games should’ve been multi-platform in the first place. It’s too beloved of a franchise to be an exclusive. I’m happy more people get to experience the absolute masterpiece Persona 5 Royal is. Enjoy it!
@WallyWest that's what it looks like. The other possibility is with playstations upcoming tiered service, we will be able to at least download P3P since they said it gave us a catalogue of PS, PS2, and PSP games
@FX102A Soul Hackers 2 is also skipping Switch so I don't know what's going on there, Atlus being Atlus I guess...
Xbox 1 day announcement exclusivity!
Very pleased about this as I’ve not played 3.
@UltimateOtaku91 Right. I also think this was Xbox's strategy. Watch the meltdowns from the rival to make them look bad, then all of a sudden there's a mention from the devs that it's multiplat. Now had Sony did that with SF6 and RE4 Remake, the meltdowns would have been horrid...and rightfully so.
I have to imagine the Switch versions are coming, and the announcement is just being held back for a Direct or something.
No PS4 IS weird, though. These don't need to be PS5 games. One of them is a port of a PSP game, for god's sake!
There, now you can all stop clutching your pearls.
Persona 5 Royal PS5 Remaster?!
@Rafie I don’t think watching meltdowns from toxic fanboys is planned by big corporations. It just happens naturally on this site.
@Ralizah It's likely some weird exclusivity thing like Judgment had exclusivity on PS4 so when it came to Xbox it was Series X|S only but then the sequel Lost Judgment came to both XB1 and Series X|S.
@Grumblevolcano That is... deeply weird.
I'm kind of surprised XB1 games are continuing to be made at all.
Be odd to not be on PS4 but Xbox One especially seeing some games like KoFXV and SF6 aren't on/coming to Xbox One amongst others.
AND relax! The balance has been restored 😋
Always great to have more newcomers to the Persona series. Excited for P4G since I never played it.
@Sakisa It's not just this site though. Both PureXB and NL do it as well. Still I do believe that it was deliberate. Maybe not to watch the meltdowns, but the intent was there. If this was gonna be multiplat from the get go, why mention it hours later instead of at the time it was first announced? Again, RE4 R and SF6 is prime example. Yes I know 2 different devs.
Finally, getting 4G immediately but I'll pass on 3P. None of the additions in it personally justify what they cut from FES
Also I can't imagine how the comment sections will be if they don't announce these for switch lol. It'll be fun to watch if they don't announce them. But really atlus should just hurry up and start announcing SMT collections and a port of V already
All the people yesterday who were acting angry because these two games weren't announced for the PS5 yesterday during the Xbox Showcase. Why would they announce it then? When I seen some people acting like they were personally betrayed and Atlus had abandoned Sony. Some people need to get a grip and not jump to conclusions.
Tbh I’m not even mad that it’s P3P, I have P3FES on my PS3 and it looks amazing on my LG C1 OLED with its AI Upscaling technology. So to be able to also play P3P on my TV is a plus!
@Leonhart you can’t control party members on P3FES, it’s P3P that you can.
I knew this was coming and had no exclusivity tied to it.
@danzoEX Thanks for the correction. Just edited that comment now.
@Leonhart They each have their own pros and cons, their additions and retractions…I wish they would just meld the two games together into a TRUE Definitive Edition
@Ashina Did you play the original P3?
If yes, does P3P feel as a real downgrade to it?
Well that calms me down a bit. Nothing else at the Xbox event did anything for me and Starfield looks and sounds very uninspiring, a Bethesda version of NMS with their 1000 planets that are procedurally generated besides a few. So now I'm back on the thought process that Xbox has nothing I want, yet.
I really hope Nintendo get ports of these Persona games too. And I hope we get physical releases, that's my last concern. I'll likely double dip on the set between Switch and PS5. (Technically quadruple since I have the Vita and PC version too.)
@Luvstagrind Xbox series s is 299, or you can get game pass for $1 for 3 months and play it on your phone via cloud
@Ashina might be holding off on the direct , might be agreement for Nintendo to announce instead of Atlus
Just hours after I gave up hope and bought 4 on Steam.
@Rafie it must be sad that people have to defend one platform because it solidifies they made the right purchase. Glad I own all the consoles since 1999. One thing I can tell you though that it’s fun watching meltdowns from all 3 fan bases
A few people can put the toys back into the pram, until next time.
People didnt expect it to be in Xbox showcase but after on homepage or twitter but only was about Xbox version.
Maybe before you complain you get your facts right.
Should bring P3FES instead of P3P
@GorosBat idk either but soul hackers 2 looks like something that can run on Switch, if they take their time.
Graphically, it doesn’t look very demanding.
@Zemo55 Persona 5 Royal, P4G, and P3P.
All those 3 games can run on Switch. It’s just atlus’s stupid decision not to release it on those platforms
@Neverwild it doesn't matter if people were expecting it my facts about people over reacting are straight why are you taking offence to it? Nothing I said was factual incorrect people assumed the worsts because they weren't told right away. So not sure why you have an issue with what I said.
There. Now can people stop having meltdowns? I love PlayStation but the fanbase can be embarrassing.
@trafficfiveo Most certainly. I too have all 3 since 2002 (when I first started purchasing consoles on my own). Even currently with Switch, PS5, and Series X. That way I don't miss anything that.
Great news... love these games.
PC Gamer is also confirming that it will be on the Steam Store not just Windows Store
SteamDeck owners can join the Persona5 Fun!.
Cause you are trying to justify wrong thing with false information from your side.
Get your facts right before complaining and no one will call you out.
@Neverwild what wrong thing? I stated that people over reacted because the assumed that these games weren't coming to PlayStation because it was announced during the Xbox Showcase and wasn't instantly announced for PlayStation along side it. Nothing I have said is false information and you are over reacting to that. Thinking I am saying something I'm not.
P3P > P3FES
The right choice.
No PS4 or Switch... weird. But at least it's coming to PS5 which means I can finally play Golden on a console and not have to use the Vita TV anymore for that phew
Playing these again will keep me busy on PS5 for a while
@bimboliquido Seriously, Atlas remastered SMT III Nocturne - a PS2 game - for PS4, why couldn't they do the same for FES? I can't imagine navigating the world with a cursor on a big screen 😬
@bimboliquido @danzoEX Yeah, there's a mod for FES that lets you control your party members. That seems like the best option, with Portable as an extra if you want to play as the female MC.
Sadly probably no physical release.
P3 and P4 are coming sometime by summer 2023 for Xbox so I assume the PS5 versions will drop around then. I do wonder why I would not be on PS4, must be a mistake maybe?
I'm looking forward to playing all 3 on GP.
Knew it. No way Atlus would let down the PS Playerbase.
Dunno if Sony can put these on extra tier, guess there is some type of exclusivity with game pass deal. Hope switch owners get the chance to enjoy these great games too, they are ideal for a portable system, I’m sure PS5 P5R will be a free upgrade
Can't believe they still aren't offering a way to play the answer with manual party control
4k 60fps P5R PS5 patch and I'll be happy.
That's great news. We can all exhale now and wait for the release dates. Hope we get physical releases of both.
@trafficfiveo Hopefully, Nintendo has been quiet all the time and I feel a storm is coming. Only a matter of time before we can actually learn if these Persona games will also be ported to Switch
@Dr-M Yeah, I've played it on the OG PS2 way back then. For downgrades, mostly on visual. P3P is mostly like you playing a visual novel outside of Tartarus whereas in the OG PS2 games, you have full 3D characters. Some cutscenes are also missing in the Portable versions which are turned into stock images. Lastly, no The Answer path for P3P sadly, which is a great aftermath story
Of course, if this won't bother you, you're still going to enjoy P3P. Like I said, it still has some quality of life improvements from the original. Best improvement is that you can now have complete control over your party members.
@Zenszulu sure people were worried it might not be coming to playstation, understandably, but the comments section made very mild reading, I saw no particularly angry comments.
Though claiming previous discussions were more toxic than they actually were seems to be a popular pastime for some readers of this site.
I hope Atlus cleans it up the games a bit. Also no editing the dialogue either, keep it the way it is because it is part of the PS2 charm that most remasteres games are losing.
No PS4 = No Sale.
How can they skip the two biggest platforms?
Two handheld games on every platform but the only current handheld. This is kinda hilarious really. #ThatsSoATLUS
@Rafie Probably MS bought marketing rights like with Sony and CoD or GTA where the other platform can't talk about the game directly. The delay then comes down to Atlus being Atlus while Capcom is a bit more on the ball.
@dark_heart07 @Judal27 @Leonhart @bimboliquido @mariomaster96 Best of both worlds would have been a Persona 3 remake that combined P3P and P3FES together into one big game.
Oh well, at least we're getting Persona 3 in some form!
@Luvstagrind PS4 would've held the ps5 versions back (jk) 🙄
Looks like I'm going to be buying Persona 4 Golden a third time.
@KidBoruto I think there's still hope for a remake. I'm not sure the anniversary is over so you never know
I bought FES from the ps3 store so I'm personally hoping that if not a remake then at least bring it over to premium so I can download it on ps5
Aah... this makes more sense. They shafted the Switch though, and it makes no sense. At least for P3 and P4.
With that said, i myself already have these games and beat them.
I think i even got the platinum for P5R.
I am ready for P6. Maybe i will give Soul hackers 2 a go.
I’m pretty sure that P3/P4 will go to PS4. I read the announcement as as blanket statement for “Native” PS5/Xbox Series ports of P5R. Teddie specially called them all “remasters”. I mean why else would P5R be getting native PS5 port? That makes little sense unless it includes an update of some kind.
I suspect the P3/P4 announcement will come later to release and will be on everything. Also, Atlus dropped two announcements from the line up.
@Judal27 Only time will tell, here's hoping though!
@Sakisa so true. These guys were losing it yesterday. You love to see it.
@Akurusu very embarrassing display from the PlayStation community yesterday. They were on here, twitter, and every other platform leaving major hate behind in the their wake. I love PlayStation as much as Xbox and Nintendo, but you won’t see me behaving the way some of these yahoos behaved. Just disgraceful.
I love Persona series, but as much as I love it, I just don't have the time nor the motivation to replay these games again.
I've completed the og Persona 4 and Persona 5, but just couldn't find the motivation to play Persona 4 Golden & Persona 5 Royal because of how long it takes me to complete the og.
So I ended up just watching some clip of the new stories on Youtube during work breaks.
People have been demanding this for so long and yet, Xbox have them coming in October. Is Sony ran by Boris Johnson at all?
@mousieone Why would you actually believe Teddie?
@NEStalgia to be fair I initially thought Mona said it. Who I do trust.
@mousieone If it didn't come from Igor, I won't listen!
@NEStalgia Not even Margret?
Not sure you can trust Igor…
@mousieone Of course you can trust Igor....what's not to trust about Igor....He totes seems legit...
There is no way its not coming to ps4, those are ps2 games so the system requirments are very low, i guess its a marketing blunder because ps5 is the hot new console now
According to the Atlus website at the moment, P4G and P3P are "coming soon" for PS4, while PS5 is just getting a P5R port in October: https://persona.atlus.com/series/portal/us/
I'm disappointed as I've enjoyed persona 5 royal on PS4 I was hoping to do the same with persona 4 golden to get my RPG fix, I'm guessing I'm going to have to seek out the vita version and play on there then 😞😞
@MiaowMinx any news about persona 4 golden for ps4?
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