The Yakuza franchise, despite its comic touches, is known to be focused on an adult audience with fairly mature stories revolving around the well-known Japanese mafia. So this time we’re here to share a story about its creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi, who in a recent interview with SEGA Europe had no hesitation in saying that Nintendo consoles are For Kids and Teens, which is why it’s unlikely we’ll see any more Yakuza titles on them after the first ones were released on Wii U a few years ago.
check out his words:
I think even now the Nintendo platform is still a game console that is played by a wide range of age groups, but basically, I think it’s hardware for kids and teens. Amid all that, at that time, Nintendo was also putting a lot of effort into the kids market, and I thought it would suit.
This isn’t the first time a member of the Yakuza team has aired these types of statements. Series producer Daisuke Sato had previously called the HD ports of Yakuza 1&2 on the WiiU a disaster and said he doesn’t think the series would make sense on the latest Nintendo platform. While Nagoshi doesn’t directly say he’s ruling out Yakuza coming to the Switch it’s unlikely he would want to bring such an adult game to a system he feel’s is for a younger generation.