As reported by our network colleagues at GamesIndustry.biz, video games were the only plus point in Sega’s latest Q1 financial results, as its other divisions struggled during the pandemic.
Persona 4 Golden on Steam was specifically highlighted as a key success by the publisher, with sales of the PC version said to be “significantly higher than expected.” The title – released for Steam in June – was previously only available on PS Vita.
“Going forward, we intend to aggressively promote the porting of previously launched titles to Steam and other new platforms,” Sega’s management team told investors.
“For new titles in the future, we are negotiating with the 1st parties per title and considering ways to sell them on favorable terms. Under such direction, we would like to take multi-platform roll-out in account and prepare the PC version and others from the start.”
On Wednesday Sega said that Steam in Europe and the United States had been its strongest platform so far this fiscal year, “thanks to the accumulation of catalogs of digital content for PCs that we have been working on.”
Originally released for PSVita in 2012, Persona 4 Golden is an expanded version of the original Persona 4, which was released on PS2 in 2008.
According to Persona 4 Golden’s steam page, the PC version features variable framerates, 4K support, Steam Achievements and Trading Cards and the option to choose between Japanese and English voiceovers.
Persona 4 Golden is available for $20 / £16 for the standard edition, or a special version including the game’s soundtrack and a digital artbook is available for $25 / £20.