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The chances of seeing the Yakuza series return to a Nintendo console is unlikely, according to series producer Daisuke Sato.

Speaking to Gameblog.fr (via Gematsu), Sato stated that Yakuza HD on Wii U was a “huge failure” and that Nintendo Switch “isn’t the ideal platform” for the Yakuza series.

“To be realistic about what happened, Yakuza 1&2 HD for Wii U was a huge failure. But we are always looking to develop for multiple platforms as much as possible and know that brings in a greater audience to attract more people,” he said. “However, as far as Switch is concerned, I’m convinced that it isn’t the ideal platform on which to develop Yakuza games. Maybe people don’t expect this kind of game on Switch. Maybe they’re used to different games. It may not be the ideal platform.”

However, Sato didn’t rule out the Yakuza series coming to Microsoft’s console in the future, adding that the team will consider an Xbox One release.

Sega recently released a demo on PlayStation 4 for Yakuza Kiwami 2, the upcoming remake of Yakuza 2.

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Yakuza on Nintendo Switch is unlikely

Yakuza series producer Daisuke Sato is not keen on bringing the Yakuza series to Nintendo Switch.

By Matthew Bennett | 07/12/2018 07:47 AM PT

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The chances of seeing the Yakuza series return to a Nintendo console is unlikely, according to series producer Daisuke Sato.

Speaking to Gameblog.fr (via Gematsu), Sato stated that Yakuza HD on Wii U was a “huge failure” and that Nintendo Switch “isn’t the ideal platform” for the Yakuza series.

“To be realistic about what happened, Yakuza 1&2 HD for Wii U was a huge failure. But we are always looking to develop for multiple platforms as much as possible and know that brings in a greater audience to attract more people,” he said. “However, as far as Switch is concerned, I’m convinced that it isn’t the ideal platform on which to develop Yakuza games. Maybe people don’t expect this kind of game on Switch. Maybe they’re used to different games. It may not be the ideal platform.”

However, Sato didn’t rule out the Yakuza series coming to Microsoft’s console in the future, adding that the team will consider an Xbox One release.

Sega recently released a demo on PlayStation 4 for Yakuza Kiwami 2, the upcoming remake of Yakuza 2.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89