Persona 5, as well as 3 and 4, are all getting Nintendo Switch ports

The three best Persona games are headed to the Nintendo Switch.


The Nintendo Switch is home to the best JRPGs, but not all of them though.

The Persona series is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

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For years, the Persona series has either been exclusive to the PlayStation platform or was released to Sony's best-selling consoles first. But, now, it appears that Atlus is finally ready to share the award-winning JRPG series to other consoles.

We first found out about Persona's non-PlayStation ventures earlier this month at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase. At the time, we weren't quite sure if Persona was getting a Switch port as well, but now we know. Atlus was at the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase to cheer up Switch owners who felt disappointed that Switch wasn't part of the announcement a few weeks ago. With the confirmation, fans of the stylish role-playing games can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that the three classic JRPGs are headed to Nintendo's best-selling hybrid console.

According to Atlas, Persona 5 Royal will hit the Switch on the same day as its release on the Xbox and PC platforms on October 21. Afterward, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will follow suit next year.

Technically, this isn't Persona's first time on the Switch. Atlas already brought over Persona 5 Strikers and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax to the Switch before, but neither are the JRPGs that fans associate the franchise with. Also, the main character of Persona 5, Joker, appeared as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Nintendo Switch will enjoy a smorgasbord of ports later this year. In addition to Persona 5, No Man's Sky, Dying Light 2, and NieR: Automata are all coming to the Nintendo Switch. We've also received reports that Skyrim: Anniversary Edition and Metroid Prime are getting Switch ports as well.

The arrival of the Persona JRPGs along with other ports should tide Nintendo Switch owners over until the platform's bigger exclusives arrive later on.

So, while Breath of the Wild 2 might not be around for the holiday season, it's nice to know that Nintendo Switch owners will be eating well regardless.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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