Of course, but do you think it would have sold more if it came out on the PS4 looking the way it does?
Of course you can't speak in absolutes, but I think the cross generation versions of Yakuza have benefitted. While it wouldn't have doubled in sales, it would have certainly given a nice buffer + given you more fans on PS4 as that's where the next Tales will be.
I understand that. But Yakuza 0 didnt do well and its difficult to pinpoint if its the consoles its on or fatigue of the series. Tales is pretty much in the same boat.
I do think a PS4 version could have helped, but would have it been worth the investment? What price would there be to pay in terms of game quality? Would it outsell or outbudget a port of an older game like Vesperia for example? Its alot of if's, while the PS3 release was a certainty. I can totally understand why they sticked with it.