Shin Megami Tensei V Could Be Heading Towards PC/PS4

While Shin Megami Tensei V has been released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch today, recently found evidence now suggests otherwise.

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phoenixwing64d ago

This is good news for me since I wanted to try out this game but couldn't bring myself to keep playing my switch and sold it due to Nintendo's crappy ways

Lexreborn264d ago

My kids keep my switch in use, I’m not mad that they enjoy it. But, for me the several decades I’ve invested in Nintendo is turning into a very one sided relationship. It’s been one since Wii in my honest opinion when it was more about cheap hardware with gimmick experiences.

If they would’ve waited a few years and added more beef to Wii U it would’ve been a great console. I don’t feel like ranting anymore, Nintendo just doesn’t work for me. But the people who keep them running they get what they want so I don’t care what they do going forward.

phoenixwing64d ago

Yeah I don't need to get into why I'm upset. I just was expecting too much from a company that does nothing but milk you.

rzac64d ago

Its not even just that I saw someone play a livestream of some of it and it looks rough still. But considering the games I played on mine its a hardware limitations. I learned my lesson the hardway when I bought Dragonquest 11S for the switch and then they released it later on everything else a couple months later -_-. I'll gladly wait for this to come to PC or Playstation.

ABizzel163d ago (Edited 63d ago )

@lexreborn2 & Phoenixwing

They didn't need to wait a few years for Wii U, considering the PS4 and XBO came out literally the following year. There were nearly 50 GPUs they could have gone with for the Wii U along with 4GB of RAM to offer a significant performance increase over what they ended up with that would have been worth the asking price and would have been able to get the 3rd party support that was otherwise nearly impossible. The HD 7730 at the time was a $59 GPU that was 3.5x the performance of the Wii U, which would have made it 1/2 the performance of the XBO and should have been $299 at launch not $349 (even with the better GPU). The Wii U was an awful price:performance console (one of the worse IMO), but I don't think even with better hardware it would have done much more for Nintendo.

The problem was Nintendo as a business and developer. The business side of Nintendo cares about doing the absolute minimum in order to maximize profits which is why they produce low to bottom spec'd hardware sold at a premium, bare bones online multiplayer, etc... And it has worked for them with the exception of the Wii U. On the development side of things, Nintendo didn't learn the hard lesson of developing games during the HD era, because they were on a SD console and handheld the entire time.

As of 2022 Nintendo will be in a much better place development-wise as all their teams have now gone through the HD era and will have evolved in some form. The issue and where I 100% agree with both of you is that many older fans from the NES/SNES/N64/CG era (myself included) have had a overall mediocre gaming experience from Nintendo since 2006 with salvaged by gems of games like Twilight Princess, Mario Galaxy, Metroid Trilogy, Smash, Kart, Bayonetta, Breathe of the Wild, and a few others depending on preference over a +15 year period.

Going full handheld with the Switch was a great move on their part, because that's where the majority of their audience is, and it allows them to sell to kids. But you're also limited once again with the hardware performance needed to evolve said franchises, so we'll see what their next platform is and what their developers have learned.

Otherwise I'm right there with you on the Switch being my last Nintendo console.

Yui_Suzumiya63d ago

I spent $400 just to get the Switch OLED tablet and joycons. No dock, cables or AC adapter. Probably one of the best purchases I've made.

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ElvisHuxley64d ago (Edited 64d ago )

Awesome. I really didn't want to have to settle for the choppy, low res Switch version. I would if I had to, cause I gotta play this game, but I'll wait for the better experience. Furthermore, I really hate supporting Nintendo and their anti-consumer pricing.

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Yui_Suzumiya63d ago (Edited 63d ago )

But some of the best games ever made are on the Switch and played best in handheld mode to boot. I sold off my PS4 collection just for more sweet VN's and an OLED. Dying Light and Crysis Remastered are heavenly on the Switch. Kotori's route in If My Heart Had Wings was probably one of my best gaming experiences since The Last of Us. The Switch is the best Nintendo console since N64.

CrimsonWing6964d ago

Good! I’d want to get the Platinum on this!

ps360owner0964d ago

For those who did not read the article they reference a data miner on twitter and the Nvidia games leak. If the leak is true PC gamers are about to see a flood of historically console only games/franchises making the jump to PC. Those who have wanted to try Playstation first party titles but did not want to buy a Playstation will be especially pleased.

Shin Megami Tensei V - February 2022
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection - February 7, 2022
Ghost of Tsushima - February 8, 2022
Death Stranding Director's Cut - March 1, 2022
Returnal - April 30, 2022
Sackboy: A Big Adventure - May 1, 2022
Horizon Forbidden West - September 30, 2022
Ratchet and Clank - October 3, 2022

Tapani64d ago

If all of that is true, I'm a happy man! I would just want The Last of Us 2 on PC, and I wouldn't need a PS5 at all.

ElvisHuxley63d ago

Sure, if you don't mind waiting years after the game is mostly forgotten. I think this is Sony's way to keep people buying their console while also expanding to PC. It'd be great if I could play them all day 1 on PC, but I'm not about to wait 2 years to do it. Which is fine, I like having a PS5, and getting a massive headstart on their best games makes all the better. Furthermore, still plenty of Jrpgs and first party titles that'll stay exclusive it seems.

Tapani63d ago


Mate, I don't care if someone else doesn't remember a game when I'm about to play it. I really don't play games, watch movies, listen music or read books, or do anything based on what the trend in the world is at that particular time. Right now I'm playing Original Sin 2, Dragon's Dogma, Nioh 2, Ace Combat 7, Nier Replicant, Homeworld Remastered, Full Throttle, Persona 4, Planetfall, Death Stranding and a Plague Tale. None of them have any "hype" value of today, but they all play great and are great. I can speak about these with my wife, family and friends.

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DOMination-63d ago

Interesting list but pure speculation at the moment. Returnal on PC after less than a year sticks out but Horizon just a few months after the PS5 launch would suggest Sony are going after that market more aggressively than we may have thought.

SimpleSlave64d ago

Please. ATLUS really needs to stop making the Shin Megami Tensei series exclusive to one system. Yes, this includes Persona as well. Makes no sense unless they are being rewarded well by Sony and Nintendo.

rzac64d ago

Less platforms = better quality control and more happy buyers.

SimpleSlave64d ago

Yeah, no. ATLUS is not some indy outfit where this could be used as a reason. ATLUS knows how to develop for all 3 consoles so get out of here with that.

I swear, some of you people are like caricatures of human beings.

antikbaka64d ago

poor little indie Atlus studio can't do quality control for 2 systems at least. Ohhhh...

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ElvisHuxley63d ago

As long as they don't gimp the game on Playstation to make it playable on the Switch, then I couldn't care less.

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