Persona 5 will make its Japanese debut on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 some time in 2015.
I didn’t think it would. I thought Atlus wouldn’t be comfortable to develop for two platforms and port Persona 5 over to the PlayStation 4 after release. I guess I was wrong and Sony have made it easy enough to port to their latest console.
But why? It’s for the western markets. The PlayStation 4 will probably sail past 5 million units sold by the time Persona 5 makes its North American debut. I still have my PlayStation 3 hooked up but not everyone does. Many may traded in theirs in or shoved it into storage. If Atlus wants Persona 5 to make a meaningful splash in the west, it needs to be on the current generation of consoles.
Persona 5 is the last PlayStation 3 new release that I was waiting on. I still have a sizeable back log for the old console, so it will remain in my entertainment unit for quite some time.