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Persona 5 for Switch has been a long-running rumor. It was something that was partially spurred on by fan interest as well as Joker’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character. However, there has yet to be anything official from Atlus.

On that note, Atlus has ruled out bringing Persona 5 Royal – a new version of the original RPG with additional content – to additional platforms (like Switch). That comes straight from a new FAQ published on the company’s website today.

Persona 5 doesn’t appear to be happening on Switch as of now, but the musou spinoff Persona 5 Scramble is planned for the system. Persona Q2 also released in the west on 3DS this week, featuring characters from Persona 5.

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For the past several months, there have been ongoing rumors of Persona 5 for Switch. We haven’t covered them here because there’s been all sorts of information floating around about when it would be announced and whether or not it was real. However, there’s apparently some new evidence that points to Persona 5 happening on Switch after all.

Today, Reddit user groo0731 shared some photos online from Best Buy’s internal system. That system lists Persona 5 for Switch, but it’s not live on the site itself.