Classic Shin Megami Tensei Games Could Be Jumping Ship to Xbox


Atlus games like Shin Megami Tensei have long been exclusives to Nintendo, but a growing number of its games are becoming available on Xbox.


Atlus games have been like that for years Shin Megami Tensei Franchises were console exclusives for Japanese companies like Nintendo and Sony. However, a growing number of games from its catalog are appearing on Microsoft platforms such as Windows and Xbox, and rumor has it that more are coming.


That Shin Megami Tensei Series wasn’t as popular as that persona Series in recent years, at least not in the North American markets. However, Atlus has not forgotten about the game series and released it in 2021 Shin Megami Tensei 5 as exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. But while the company has traditionally sold each of its games on a single platform, it has recently begun to break that habit.

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The Atlus Games person 4 and individual 5 are currently available on Xbox and Windows, and person 3 will be released on January 18th. Shin Megami Tensei 3 is also available for Windows, and according to rumors, other games from this franchise could appear on Microsoft platforms soon. That’s certainly the opinion of Shpeshal Nick, host of The XboxEra Podcast.

Specifically, Nick mentions the latest mainline games in the franchise, Shin Megami Tensei 3, 4and 5. Having these games available on Xbox could be a big win for Microsoft, as Atlus games are particularly popular in Japan and Xbox in general (until recently) struggled to get the same market share as other countries. The Microsoft platform in particular could help against the Playstation recently SMD Game that was supposed to come out for the Playstation was the remaster of 3 on the PS4.

Of course, this move is also part of a growing trend by Japanese developers to release their games on multiple platforms. That persona Games are an example, but Square Enix also released its full one final fantasy Catalog on Steam, and when final fantasy fifteen launched, it was available on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Final Fantasy 16 is only coming to the PS5, but this appears to be thanks to an exclusivity deal.

A similar deal needs to be struck between Microsoft and Atlus to make that happen SMD Games on Xbox. Developing games for multiple platforms at the same time is still more difficult than developing for just one, even if the difference between most gaming consoles and PCs is much smaller than in previous generations. By Microsoft covering some of the cost of the porting process, it could be a win for Xbox by attracting more Japanese players, and it could be a win for Atlus by being able to sell them Shin Megami Tensei Series for more international players.

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