SEGA is bringing the classic Yakuza games to the Wii U later this year. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition, as it’s known, features the classic Yakuza games first released on the PS2 many years ago.
Probably won't get localized anytime soon.
they need to sell around the world not going to get much from japan.
They need to allow someone like xseed to publish yakuza 5&1&2& kenzan maybe . Theyr'e way too scared to publish the series any further.
@aceitman Nah man, that isn't the case. The Yakuza games sell more in Japan than they do in all other regions...combined. In the case of Yakuza 2, 80% of sales were in Japan alone and Yakuza 5 has sold the least of all the Yakuza games in japan which probably add up to them not localising it.
the problem is what the games what make sega are niche games in the west,sega need to emulate how work nis,atlus.they need to learn how make grow a fanbase de gamers in the time not expect what games like yakuza,valkyria chronicles gonna be maintream sellers.
@ casey the wii u sales are not good though in Japan.
well considering they haven't release it in the West on the PS3 with an install base of 70mil+, there's no way they would release it to the WiiU with 3.6mil install base
This is why I hope Sega does not buy anything from Atlus. Any IP they get is one IP we'll never see again in the West.
nintendo/sega have some sort of deal and that means we won't get yakuza 1-2 HD collection or yakuza 5 for west anytime soon and that's a huge huge disappointment for me since i have bought every yakuza game that came out on ps3 brand new to support sega here is hoping we hear something at gamescom or TGS sony has to announce some games for ps3 in 2014 and here is hoping yakuza 5 and 1-2 hd collection gets announced for west
you think they are gonna port Y3 and Y4 too, and then localize Y5 on both, Wii U and PS3 in like 2-3 years?
what kind of sales can they expect than lets be honest by 2-3 years most people will be on next gen consoles and not many will own ps3/xbox360 if they actually want some sales than the sooner they can do it the better or here is an idea yakuza complete series for ps4? every game in yakuza universe on ps4/wiiu
If the WiiU does fail overseas, it will be because too many games are left in Japan. It's especially bad in this case, considering both Yakuza games have already been localized, meaning the costs of localizing this collection are very, very low comparatively.
Maybe this is the 3rd game in the USA Sega/Ninty deal?
afraid not, they have a 3 sonic games deal. Sonic & Mario Olympics WiiU, Sonic Lost World, and one more game with sonic in the title
AWWWWWWWwWWWWW, but whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. :(
I'm sick of Sega neglecting North America, i need my Yacuza 5 PS4/X1
SEGA just release the games on eShop to save packaging/manufaturing/shippin g money. Itis dumb to neglect the Western sales esp. when the game is already translated. I will be so glad when all companies start realizing that a good game is universal.
And just where is the PS3 version? You remember the PS3, don't you Sega? You know, the console where the last 4 Yakuza games have been released? The place where your fanbase are? So annoyed we aren't getting Yakuza 5 in the west (well, no mention of it at the moment) and now Yakuza 1+2 HD are not being released in the West on PS3 at all by the sounds of things....
This title is 687th on Amazon.co.jp best seller chart for now. It's likely to be out of TOP 20 charts by Media Create.
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