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Yakuza might come to Xbox. Not likely for Switch

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Yeah that's a safe bet, going by the comments in the article. Alot of devs seem to think like that.

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I'd like to see them try it on Xbox in order to judge the sales potential. It might be a worthwhile gamble.

As for the Switch, I'm sure he knows far more about the Japanese market than I, or anyone else here, but I do wonder if it would see decent sales in the west.

I also can't help but wonder if publishers avoid putting multi-platform series on Nintendo consoles because they're worried about being handcuffed, now and in the future, by lower level hardware, especially given that Nintendo generations aren't in sync with Sony and Microsoft.

Sega seems to think that the audience for Switch is largely the same as the one for WiiU.
Their Yakuza 1 & 2 HD ports for WiiU didnd't even make the Top 50 list on its debut week, suggesting it sold under 2000 copies.
Although they're just ports of old PS2 games. Not like the Kiwami remakes, so the reason it sold so little probably has more to do with that.

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Maybe they don't want to give people the expectations that all their future games will also end up on the Switch since that hardware will be completely tramped on in 2 or 3 years. Maybe this game will find itself on Game pass sometime in the future after launch.
Maybe their future games will end up on the Switch, and they just don't want to bother porting this game over.

I'm also guessing Phil Spencer is somewhere in the background asking for this game to come to the Xbox, because they got a PC version, an Xbox version will take zero effort since they are the exact same OS.

Well although he himself would like to do multiplatform, he also stated that it's up to Sega. I'm not sure Yakuza will come to Xbox. It would be cool if it did though.

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dumb move if they bring it to xbone and not switch,but again, its SEGA, so

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Hard to believe that the Wii U port of Yakuza 1 and 2 didn't make any money. It probably cost next to nothing to make that port and even though it didn't sell a lot it should have made some money.

Chris Hu said:
Hard to believe that the Wii U port of Yakuza 1 and 2 didn't make any money. It probably cost next to nothing to make that port and even though it didn't sell a lot it should have made some money.

Porting a game, distribution and marketing is not 'next to nothing'. What a ridiculous thing to say.



Meh.. okay

twintail said:
Chris Hu said:
Hard to believe that the Wii U port of Yakuza 1 and 2 didn't make any money. It probably cost next to nothing to make that port and even though it didn't sell a lot it should have made some money.

Porting a game, distribution and marketing is not 'next to nothing'. What a ridiculous thing to say.

As far as I know they did close to no marketing for the game.  Also its not like they did anything to the game to make it more functional on the Wii U its a straight port of the PS3 version without the trophies.