Up until the first Persona Q, Persona itself has largely been a Playstation exclusive franchise. At the time it was released - Persona Q's existence made sense. Expand the franchise with a spin-off to reach a new, broader audience available on 3DS without compromising the value of Sony's excluvity of P4G on Vita and P5 on PS4 and PS3.
And now - there's Persona Q2, a spin off of Persona 5, on 3DS in 2018. And the obvious fact is... Persona Q2 won't really help grow the franchise in the ways Persona Q and Persona 5 obviously did. If anything, Persona Q2 is a fan-service game and due to to its timing on 3DS will likely sell poorly. Sure, the COMG chart shows the game trending well but I won't be surprised if sales drop like a rock after that. And beyond that, it's questionable we'd every see Q2 in the west due to the amount of time it will take to localize.
So here's what I've concluded....
Persona Q's Nintendo exclusivity makes no sense any longer. Bring it to Playstation where you now have more fans because of P5. Many Playstation fans would be happy with that.
And given the Nintendo Switch's global reputation for JRPGs, it also makes sense to bring Persona Q2 and even Persona 5 (+potentially other mainline Persona) to Switch.
Heck, put it all these games on Xbox and PC for that matter too.
This whole series is too good and has too much potential to be shackled to one platform at a time per entry.
If 3DS is the only platform Persona Q2 ever comes to, I'll maybe still get it. But I'll be kind of annoyed by it at this point.
How many of you agree?
I predict NX launches in 2017 - not 2016