Persona 3 Reload, a ground-up remake of the classic 2006 RPG, Persona 3, has recently been confirmed for release on several platforms, but Nintendo Switch was conspicuously absent from the list.
Persona fans are now left wondering whether the highly-anticipated remake will be coming to the Nintendo Switch platform and are looking for all kinds of rumors and information that can help confirm the news.
These rumors regarding the potential release of Persona 3 Reload on Nintendo Switch are not baseless. They stem from retail listings for the Switch version of Persona 3 Reload that have recently surfaced online.
However, it’s worth noting that early retailer listings have a history of unreliability when it comes to platform availability. Despite this, the existence of these listings, combined with historical patterns from Atlus, has added fuel to the speculation.
The history of Persona releases tells a story that aligns with the current rumors.
The remastered editions of Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal were initially announced for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation in June 2022. Interestingly, all three eventually made their way to Nintendo’s hit console on the same day they reached other systems.
The fact that the last three Persona titles for the Switch were also leaked before their official reveal adds credibility to the current speculations surrounding Persona 3 Reload.
We’re now left wondering what’s the benefit of delaying a Switch-related announcement. The Nintendo Switch has a vast user base, and the success of previous Persona titles on the platform suggests a strong market for Persona 3 Reload.
However, it’s also important to consider the challenges that may come with a Switch release, including technical aspects such as optimizing the game for the Switch’s unique hardware setup.
Atlus’ silence on the matter could be a strategic decision, allowing them to assess the feasibility and potential benefits of a Switch release. And if it’s attention that they were seeking — there is definitely no shortage of that at the moment.