Atlus USA Says Persona 5 May Come to Switch If You Ask for It... Eventually... Maybe

Atlus USA tells fans to keep making their voices heard for a Persona 5 Switch port.

Atlus USA's communications manager Ari Advincula says Persona 5 Royal could possibly come to the Nintendo Switch — if fans keep asking for it.


Advincula told this to IGN during a Person 5 Royal preview event, though she emphasized her role in the company means she has no say on what ports actually happen. That decision is ultimately down to Atlus Japan. Still, Advincula said she's a strong advocate for putting the smash-hit JRPG on the Switch, calling herself an "internal champion" for it.

She said "if you don't let us know it we’re never going to be able to make it," encouraging fans to keep making their voices heard when possible. Given the overwhelming response to Atlus Japan's recent survey asking fans what Atlus games they want to see on Switch, among other things, it's safe to say there's little chance of fans remaining silent.

And it's no wonder. Atlus and Nintendo have teased fans about Persona 5 on Switch for almost two years now. First we get Joker, the game's protagonist, in Smash Ultimate, then Atlus doesn't rule out other platforms for Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5S was a strong bet for "Persona 5 Switch" — only it wasn't. It was the (admittedly very promising) musou-mashup sequel to Persona 5 instead.

So here we are. Persona 5 Royal launches on PlayStation 4 at the end of March, and maybe, just maybe, it'll eventually make its way to Nintendo Switch as well. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Persona 5 Royal news as we clear through the cognitive disruptions to find it. Maybe. 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 17th 2020

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