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