It's worth noting that Yakuza has now surpassed Persona as Sega/Atlus' 2nd bestselling series in the past year, after Yakuza went multiplat. Hopefully Atlus is watching that very carefully.
While I think Persona on Xbox is a matter of when rather than if, I'm not really sure this news is very convincing.
Throughout 2021 and the beginning of 2022:
1) 2 Persona titles released and both are spinoffs (5 Strikers and the re-release of 4 Ultimax)
2) Yakuza Remastered Collection + Yakuza 6 (both re-releases) and Yakuza 7 - all are mainline releases.
3) The Yakuza numbers include the Judgement IP (re-release of the 1st game, and release of the 2nd).
SEGA has essentially fudged the Yakuza numbers since it's not only Yakuza being included, which is rather telling tbqh. And it's a non-eventful period for Persona. I don't think Atlus will look at this as being anything substantial. But again, when rather than if.
It’s weird that Sony has potentially has gotten exclusivity to Bloober Teams Silent Hill game since it would be a 3 way collaboration on a IP that they don’t own with a studio that they also don’t own.
Similar to Spider-Man and Insomniac, it would be funny if after all this Sony ends up buying Bloober Team in the end as well.
The rumours are that there are 3 SH games in development. There is some speculation of FireSprite (Sony owned) possibly being one of the developers, but rumours also pointed to the Sony SH being from a Japanese developer.
It'll be interesting to see what actually comes of all of this. But Sony buying Bloober would be a rather strange choice for an acquisition. But weirder things have happened I suppose!