Atlus announced that Persona 4 Golden has sold over a million copies on Steam. They made the announcement on their official Twitter page. The news comes only a few days into the Steam Summer Sale, with Persona 4 Golden available for 35% off. It didn’t take long for Persona 4 Golden to reach 500,000 copies sold after porting to Steam in June 2020. The game quickly reached an overwhelmingly positive review score as well, with many new players finally getting to experience this classic JRPG for the first time, and longtime fans getting to replay the game on a more accessible platform.
Persona 4 Golden is an updated remaster of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 for the PlayStation 2, released in 2008 at the end of the system’s lifecycle. The original game also received raving reviews from critics, citing the game’s engaging turn-based battle system, bright cast of characters, catchy soundtrack, strong art style and art direction, and captivating murder mystery story. Capitalizing on that feedback, Atlus then set to work on Persona 4 Golden, an updated remaster with tons of added content.
Persona 4 Golden originally released for the PlayStation Vita in 2012. Sadly, the Vita didn’t see much success as a handheld, though Persona 4 Golden was one of the standout offerings for the platform. For the longest, it seemed like the game would be stuck on the Vita. Up until this point, Atlus primarily kept their games on consoles. But with the recent surge of Japanese games on Steam, Atlus decided to test the waters with Persona 4 Golden. Their efforts paid off, leading to Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster also heading to Steam in May 2021. With this trajectory, we can hope to see more ports and new releases from Atlus on Steam in the future.