GameBlog: Aside from an HD porting released on Wii U in Japan, the Yakuza license has so far remained faithful to the Sony consoles. Could this situation change in a more or less near future? That's what we asked the producer of the Yakuza games.
Considering some of the games they're bringing to the Switch I really beg to differ with the decision.
In other news the sky is blue.
I get where he's coming from, it's hard to explain but when you look at what's successful on a nintendo console it's never really these types of gritty drama games
Sega still feels burned after Yakuza flopped on Wii U
Ya that would make sense, but the Wii u flopped period. I mean the switch has already outsold the Wii u in Japan.
Been outsold it. Almost a year go.
I think he's considering the 'stereotypical' audience of Nintendo users. But, how are you going to change those stereotypes and open the system up to more games of this variety if you don't put them out there?
They tried with Yakuxza 1&2 HD on the Wii u..guess it must not sold well enough.
Yet that was Japan Only.
@DJ Look how long it took the series to get notoriety on PSX, plus can the Switch even run the later games?!!
A question that perhaps should be put to Nintendo themselves.
Saying Nintendo gamers don't like Japanese games is stupid.
That's not what I said at all. If that's what you took from it, then the last part of your remark should probably be aimed inward. Hint: not all Japanese games fill the same void or show the same level of content as one another, some are more racy and lewd.
@Christopher I wasn't saying you. I was simply making a statement. A true one.
It's not japanese games it's mature games, switch is primarily for children hense the kids games most of the time, companies don't want to risk putting a slightly niche mature game on a console like that. Especially with all the work it would take to downgrade it enough to run.
Nintendo could try to put out an adult oriented game 1st party. Devs might be more interested if that sells well
The description is a sentence fragment, my most hated pet peeve
Why is the series not a good fit? I don't play Yakuza so I don't really understand what they mean.
Yeah I plan on trying the series at some point, but that doesn't really answer my question.
Played it. Would love it on my switch and enjoy it more while laying in bed. Though im at that point where sitting all day in front of my montior/tv kills me.
TL;DR since they put 1&2 on the Wii U in an HD collection and even those that had a Wii U didn't bother buying it, they don't see much interest for the series there.
Ah ok. Well that's fair, can't blame them.
Not surprised, these companies have to come to terms that not all of their games will see success being multi-platform. It’s like MH did well on 3DS but it still has done far better numbers on PS devices. Worlds did awful on Xbox one. Just keep targeting your fan base when your this established.
Monster Hunter World was westernize. All of people in the jumped on it because it was trendy. Despite many of the people I seen on twitter, youtube and other places never played any prior nor heard or talked about it.
Because, Monster Hunter was mostly on handhelds after it's 1st overseas release. People jumped on because it looks good, Not on a handheld, and were looking for a fix to Dragons Dogma.
That seems odd, the switch is huge in Japan and yakuza gets most of its sales there. I guess they are still burned because of the Wii u port they did. Edit. Who is disagreeing? The switch sold more units in Japan than the Wii u did in 6.
I know. I see people here referencing how it flopped on the wiiu, well newsflash, the wiiu flopped as well. Not something devs should be basing interest for their games on.
i mean the games are huge, im sure they could make it work on switch but it would take them a lot of work
? They made them work on ps2, ps3, and even Wii u. Baffling statement.
the ps2 Yakuza games, were stuffed with loading screens every few seconds, and the Wii U was running the ps2 games, that tells you something.
it really doesnt, the switch is more powerful than the ps3 or wii u.
Switch is not good for the series.
Up to Nintendo now if they want to help bring it
Smart move on their part but it does belong on PC and possibly the Xbox especially with X enhancements.
Nah yall dont play japanese games. Smart move by sega to keep it off xbox
I'm looking forward to this months sales report I expect Nier on xbox won't even chart. The whole Japanese games on xbox thing will be short lived when it becomes clear yet again that xbox owners aren't going to buy Japanese games. They might talk up Japanese games in their console war arguments but they aren't actually going to buy them.
I'd buy it.
Played the Yazuka 2 demo & it was somewhat interesting.Never played Yazuka before.
The Kiwami games on the switch and the remasters of 3 and 4 would be cool but I have to agree with the guy Love my switch and play it more than the ps4 but honestly I'd still get them on ps4. I just don't see a point in playing Yakuza handheld and id rather have better graphics and performance with the Yakuza games
oh wonder. an underpowered gadget and it‘s not getting the big shot games. it‘s like going to a vegan restaurant and starting to miss meat.
yakuza a big shot XD good joke its AA at most with game design from 2004. That being said, I still love the series.
He also said it could come to Xbox.if they see people wanting it
All games should be available on all platforms. That is a win for gamers. Device vendors, publishers, and developers should be able to develop games through a unified suite of tools that makes it simple to ship across platforms. Gamers should be able to choose any platform and play the games they want to play the most. Device vendors then compete on quality of their hardware and the entertainment experience their platform can provide as a whole. Publishers and developers compete on the quality of experiences they provide in their games. No more should I have to buy console X, Y, Z if I want to play games A, B, C. I don't know why gamers would be against this in any way, shape or for. The only gamers I can see not like this model are fanboys of the purist nature. Why would I not have the ability to play my games on my phone, tablet, PC, and console? Why would I not want to buy a game only once (ever) and play it on all my devices? Why would I want to support having to buy a bunch of consoles if I want to play Mario, Halo, and Uncharted? All the console wars have done is cost gamers a lot of extra money and exclude gamers from playing great games when they don't have a particular console. There is no reason for it except for corporations to control gamer choice.
Never gonna happen.
Ya, as long as consumers don't ask for it, it won't happen. And as long as consumers keep rewarding all of the companies (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo) for not taking that approach it won't happen. I do not believe any console vendor gets a gold star here. They are all just as bad as each other at this point in time.
You just argued that the only thing that should exist are PCs, btw. The purpose of consoles is to remove the 'complexity' of PC and set an environment that is more equal in terms of various performance and interface factors. You're essentially explaining why you don't understand how the console market came to be so prevalent.
No. I am stating that I should be able to buy whatever device suites my tastes and I should be able to play every game released on that device and that I should be able to play with any player on any other device. I am tired of buying three consoles every generation to play all the games I want to play. I Love, Forza Motorsports, Forza Horizon, and Gears of War, I love Uncharted and the Last of Us, I love Mario games, Pokémon, and Zelda games. I HATE HAVING THREE CONSOLES JUST TO PLAY THOSE GAMES.
REmove exclusives, it's all about hardware. Whether you realize it or not, you're arguing for a PC environment. Remove games as a reason to buy hardware, you're then left with a structure where people will be enticed via hardware solely. That's the PC market. The exclusives is what prevents the console market from turning into the PC hardware market. The only thing.
No, not at all. I have many devices and I will not change that... I like the simplicity of consoles. Yes, they are based on PC hardware, but they are simple to setup and use. That is not an issue for me, but is for the rest of my family to use the living room device. I like a PC too. And I have a nice one. But, I only play RTS type games on it really. Well suited for that. I like my phone when I am outside my house and want to kill time playing a game. PCs are awkward as a phone. I like my tablet when I am travelling. Again, PC would be awkward. So different devices bring different things to the table. How many different devices someone needs is about their living environment and their lifestyle.
Hmm and Xbox one x enhanced version or a switch portable version are both interesting prospects. I’d think Xbox is a better fit tho. Getty Mature games don’t do too well on switch. And sega and Xbox have a history. With Xbox being the spiritual successor to Dreamcast and all. Microsoft wants more Japanese games on the system and sega could benefit from Microsoft’s marking muscle and financial push! Make it happen higher ups. I’ve heard that nier is doing well on Xbox and as a result other Japanese publishers are paying attention.
Games that appeal to Japanese do well on switch period, on xbox one its completely pointless. These games are often digital only and quite late for english audiences. You do realize who the bulk of the audience is for this game series right? I doubt nier is selling really well on xbox (maybe better than expected), but even if it is many Japanese developers have left xbox and wont come back that easily. Just look at monster hunter world sales for an example of how far behind xbox is with japanese game sales.
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