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ATLUS’ 2017 survey asks about Persona spinoffs and remakes

ATLUS has released their annual survey in Japan, and it has some really interesting questions. A couple of the questions revolve around the recent announcement from the Nintendo Switch presentation, asking about fans’ feelings regarding the Shin Megami Tensei Project and Project Re Fantasy

Additionally, there are a number of questions about preferences for Persona spinoffs and HD remakes. Persona Central translated the entire survey, which you can check out below. 

Q1: Please tell us about your profession.

Q2: Who are you currently living with?

Q3: Among the following platforms, which do you own?

Every relevant platform is listed here, with “PlayStation VR” as its own option.

Q4: Among the platforms you own, how often do you play them?

7 possible answers, ranging from everyday to “I’ve never played it.”

Q5: For the devices that you do not currently own (including those that will be released in the future), please select among the applicable options below:

4 possible answers for the devices that were not selected in Q3, plus the Nintendo Switch:

  1. I am going to buy this device.
  2. I know about this device, but I’m not sure if I’m going to buy it.
  3. I know about this device, but I’m not going to buy it.
  4. I don’t know about this device.

Q6: Please select among the options that apply regarding your display situation when playing on a stationary, home console (connected to a TV).

8 possible answers concerning the quality of the screen the person plays on, including a 4K TV, a 4K monitor, a less than HD monitor or a projector.

Q7: Among the dedicated home consoles you play the most (for TV screens, non-handhelds), why do you play on them?

23 possible answers, including:

  • To relieve stress
  • To experience exhilaration
  • To feel immersed in the game world
  • To get a sense of accomplishment
  • To immerse myself in the game story
  • To express myself
  • To forget everyday life

Q8: Among the portable devices you play the most (devices played without the need of a TV screen), why do you play on them?

Same 23 possible answers as the above.

Q11: What are your favorite game genres?

  1. Turn-based RPG
  2. Action RPG
  3. Turn-based Strategy RPG
  4. 3D Dungeon RPG
  5. Rogue-like RPG
  6. Puzzle Game
  7. Adventure Game
  8. Action Game
  9. Fighting Game
  10. Simulation
  11. Music Game
  12. Sports
  13. Shooting
  14. Board Game
  15. Other

Q12: For dedicated consoles, choose what applies for the following games.

31 possible answers, with 3 different options for each: “I don’t know this,” “I know this but I have not bought it,” and “I have purchased this.” The games include:

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Yakuza 6
  • Caligula
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  • Persona 5
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Radiant Historia
  • Valkyria Revolution

Q13: Please select what is appropriate for each of the games you have purchased.

The answers are the games selected as purchased in Q12, with 2 different options for each: “If a sequel is released, I will not buy it” and “If a sequel is released, I want to buy it.”

Q14: After watching the video, please choose all that apply.

  1. It seems it can be played for a long time.
  2. The visual design is cool.
  3. It feels like Atlus.
  4. It seems like an interesting game.
  5. I would like to play this with friends.
  6. I would like to play this if I have free time.
  7. I would like to play this on a big screen TV with a console.
  8. I like the colors.
  9. I would like to play this on a handheld game machine.
  10. The characters are attractive.
  11. I would like to play this for free.
  12. I would like to play this as a smartphone game.
  13. The story seems interesting.
  14. None of the above applies.

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Q15: Please select all that applies after seeing the game screenshots above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14.]

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Q16: Please select all that applies after seeing the game screenshots above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14 and Q15.]

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Q17: Please select all that applies after seeing the image gallery above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14, Q15, Q16.]

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Q18: Please select all that applies after seeing the game screenshots above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14 – Q17.]

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Q19: Please select all that applies after seeing the game screenshots above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14 – Q18.]

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Q20: Please select all that applies after seeing the game screenshots above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14 – Q19.]

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Q21: Please select all that applies after seeing the game screenshots above.

[The answers are the same as in Q14 – Q20.]

Q22: Please select all that applies that makes you think of “Atlus-likeness.”

  1. The feel of the difficulty level and game balance
  2. Good character design
  3. Good design of non-human characters such as Atlus’ own demons
  4. Good design of things other than characters, such as user interface
  5. The BGM is worth listening to
  6. A fun and deep story
  7. A fictional world setting that is easy to empathize with
  8. Characters that are easy to empathize with and have an attractive personality
  9. User interface that emphasizes comfort and tempo
  10. A play experience and themes that are thought-provoking
  11. Other
  12. I do not know Atlus (very well)
  13. None of the above apply

Q23: Please select all that apply to Atlus live events below.

  1. I have been to a Persona series music event
  2. I have never been to a Persona series music event, but I would like to go there
  3. I would like to go if there is an Etrian Odyssey musical event
  4. I would like to go if there is a Shin Megami Tensei series music event
  5. Other
  6. None of the above

Q24: Regarding the following unreleased game titles, please check those that you know about:

16 possible answers, including:

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
  • Metal Gear Survive (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • NieR: Automata (PS4)
  • Latest Shin Megami Tensei Title (Tentative) (Nintendo Switch)
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4, PS Vita)

Q25: Please select all that apply for the following unreleased game titles:

Among those that were selected in Q24, there are 3 possible options for each: “I do not think I will buy it,” “I’m not sure whether I will buy it,” “I’m going to buy it.”

Q26: How much free time do you usually have per day?

2 answers, with 10 options ranging from 1 hour to 18 hours or more.

  1. Weekday
  2. Holiday

Q27: What do you spend your free time with on weekdays and holidays? Please choose all that apply.

There are 49 answers. The list includes answers like:

  • I go on the Internet with my PC
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Going to public competitions (horse racing, bicycle racing…)
  • I go to get a massage or to a beauty parlor
  • Home gardening
  • I take pictures
  • I watch sports
  • I play sports
  • I go to karaoke
  • I go to live concerts
  • I play home console games
  • I play handheld games
  • I make a meal or have tea with friends
  • I watch YouTube
  • I watch Nico Nico Douga
  • I watch TV at home

Q28: For TV animation, please choose one that applies from the following:

  1. I often watch anime.
  2. I don’t often watch anime, but I watch the shows I care about.
  3. I don’t watch anime at all.

Q29: How many hours do you use the following media on weekdays?

3 answers, with 10 options ranging from “not at all” to 10 hours or more.

  1. Television viewing
  2. Internet use on a PC
  3. Internet use on a smartphone

Q30: How many hours do you use the following media on weekends/holidays?

[Same as Q29.]

Q31: Which media do you usually obtain game information from? Please choose all that apply.

25 answers, including:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • LINE
  • YouTube
  • Nico Nico Douga
  • Nico Nico Live Broadcast
  • Game Magazines

Q32: How much do you use a PC or a smartphone when gathering game information on the internet?

3 possible answers for both the PC and the smartphone: “Often,” “Occasionally,” “Not at all.”

Q33: For those who obtain game information on Twitter, how do you do so?

9 possible answers, including:

  • Looking at a friend’s post
  • Look at posts from people who often send out game information
  • Look at posts of talents and voice actors
  • Look at the official accounts for each game title

Q35: Please select all the social services you use to write and post.

14 answers including:

  • LINE
  • Tumlr
  • Pinterest
  • Vine
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Bulletin boards (2channel, etc)

Q36: Do you recommend games to friends on social media? Please choose all that apply.

  1. I always recommend games
  2. I recommend games I want to play with friends
  3. I recommend minor games to support them
  4. I recommend games for reasons other than the above
  5. I’ve never particularly recommended a game

Q37: What kind of content do you post on social media?

27 answers, separated between columns for Facebook and Twitter, including:

  • Family
  • Love
  • Console games
  • Handheld games
  • Pre-release game information
  • Food

Q38: When do you usually use social media on weekdays?

13 options per social media, with a variety of time intervals.

Q39: When do you usually use social media during holidays?

13 options per social media, with a variety of time intervals.

Q40: How frequently do you watch live game broadcasts on the following media?

Based on Q31, 7 possible answers ranging from “everyday” to “I do not use this media to watch it.”

Q41: Please select all the reasons that apply from the following to watch live broadcasts of a game.

8 possible answers, including:

  • Because I am interested in the game
  • Because I am interested in the game developer
  • Because I am interested in the hosts
  • Because I want to kill time
  • Because I want to see new information

Q42: How much money on average are you free to use per month?

7 answers, ranging from less than 5,000 yen to 50,000 yen or more

Q43: Where do you learn about new games to buy on dedicated home consoles and handhelds?

12 answers, including:

  • Seeing a friend, colleague, or family playing it
  • Watching a TV commercial
  • LINE, Facebook or Twitter
  • Seeing it introduced in game magazines

Q44: Where do you buy games on dedicated home consoles and handhelds?

11 possible answers, including:

  • Amazon
  • PlayStation Store
  • Game specialty stores

Q46: How much do you use a PC or smartphone when purchasing from a mail order website.

Q47: What influences your decision to buy games on dedicated home consoles and handhelds?

20 possible answers, including:

  • Demo
  • Official game site
  • Developer
  • Genre
  • Favorite series
  • Voice actors
  • Music

Q51: For those who purchased Persona 5, how much did you play it?

6 possible answers, including:

  • I have not finished it, but I am still playing
  • I have not finished it, and I have stopped playing
  • I bought it, but I have not played it yet

Q52: For those who purchased Persona 5, please select all the titles you have played in the Persona series.

Every title in the series, including the spin-offs, are listed here for a total of 13 answers.

Q53: Please select all that applies for proposed Persona series titles below.

The games are the following:

  1. “Persona 2: Innocent Sin / Eternal Punishment” HD console remake
  2. Completely new “Persona 6”
  3. “Persona 5” dance game (sound action)
  4. New Persona fighting game for “Persona 5” [Kazuhisa Wada previously stated that he would definitely want to make Persona 5 fighting game]
  5. “Persona 3” HD console remake
  6. “Persona 1” HD console remake
  7. “Persona” series board game
  8. “Persona” series online game
  9. “Persona” series shooting game
  10. “Persona 5” added scenario, with a new added title
  11. Continuation of “Persona Q” and remake to other platforms
  12. “Persona 3” dance game (sound action) [Kazuhisa Wada previously stated that they would consider a Persona 3 dancing game if Persona 4: Dancing All Night did well]

For each of these, there are 8 possible, multiple choice answers:

  1. I want to play it on the PS4
  2. I want to play it on the PS VR
  3. I want to play it on the Nintendo Switch
  4. I want to play it on the PS Vita
  5. I want to play it on a smartphone
  6. Other
  7. I do not want to buy this, or I’m not interested

Q54: Please choose all that apply from Atlus for smartphone games among the following.

The possible multiple choice answers are the following:

  1. I’d like to play a popular remake of a previous game in a popular series (with a purchase)
  2. I would like to play the remake of a previous game in a popular series (base game is free, with in-game purchases)
  3. I would like to play a new title in a popular series (with a purchase)
  4. I would like to play a new title in a popular series (base game is free, with in-game purchases)
  5. I would like to play a completely new RPG (with a purchase)
  6. I would like to play a completely new RPG (base game is free, with in-game purchases)
  7. I want to play a collaboration with a smartphone title
  8. Other
  9. I am not interested in games for smartphones

Via Persona Central 

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