Atlus Asks Which Platforms Fans Want Its Games For in Annual Survey; Adds Xbox Option

Atlus Asks Which Platforms Fans Want Its Games For in Annual Survey; Adds Xbox Option

Today Atlus unleashed its traditional annual survey asking a bunch of interesting questions to its fans.

The questionnaire in Japanese, which also came in 2020, 2019, and prior years, includes some small but interesting variations, which could indicate which topics Atlus is paying attention to.

As usual, we get questions about platforms preferences.

We’re asked to choose between PS4/PS4 Pro, PlayStation VR, PS5, Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, Smartphone (three options, basic free to play, one-time payment, and subscription), Xbox, and Steam.

Interestingly, the Google Stadia option that was added last year is gone. On the other hand, the Xbox option has been added. This is the first time in recent years that Microsoft’s console is an option.

The options are available for the next numbered Persona game, the next numbered Etrian Odyssey Game, and the next numbered Shin Megami Tensei game.

The same platform options are offered for possible additional incarnations of the Persona series including a Persona 5 fighting game, a Persona board game, Persona 6, a Persona card game, a Persona simulation (strategy) RPG, a Persona online RPG, a Persona action RPG, a Persona rhythm game, and a Persona text adventure.

The Shin Megami Tensei series gets the same options plus an action-adventure.

On top of that, we get identical platform options for “full remakes” (releases that improve graphics and usability and add new elements) of games from the Etrian Odyssey, Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, and Digital Devil Saga series, or Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Persona 3, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, and Revelations: Persona.

The question is repeated for ports without additional elements of Revelations: Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 3/Fes/Portable, Persona 4/Golden, Persona 5/Royal, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV Final, the Digital Devil Saga series, the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha series, the Etrian Odyssey series, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the Persona Q series, Catherine: Full Body, the Devil Survivor series Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, and Dragon’s Crown Pro.

There are even questions on the Virtual YouTubers the fans follow, and more about lifestyle, personal information, and even the impact on COVID-19.

The questionnaire was announced via the short video below and will be available until March 8.

As usual, it’s worth cautioning that this survey (like all surveys) should not be taken as an indication of the specific intent to release any of the games listed.

It’s usually a way for the developer to explore its customers’ tastes and desires, and for you to let them know what you would like to see, but we shouldn’t extrapolate any promise or announcement from it.

Atlus West also usually releases similar surveys for western fans, but those tend to come later in the year.

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