Yakuza series could come to Xbox One given enough demand

Yakuza is an incredibly popular action series which features an over-the-top story as well as an amazing karaoke simulator. Unfortunately, the recent games have been exclusive to PlayStation 4. However, if there's enough demand, that might change. An interview between Gameblog and Yakuza's developers revealed another console the titles could make the jump to.

When asked whether the Yakuza games could come to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, producer Daisuke Sato said the following. The portions concerning the Nintendo Wii U pertain to the commercial failure of "​​Yakuza 1 & 2 HD for Wii U".

To be realistic about what happened... Nintendo Wii U was a major failure... We are always on the lookout to support multiplatform as much as possible... We know that it brings an additional audience... On the other hand, as far as the Nintendo Switch is concerned, I'm convinced that this is not the ideal platform on which to develop Yakuza games... Regarding the Xbox One, we can possibly consider it, knowing Xbox One users may be more likely to be interested in a game like Yakuza. This could potentially be an option.

This would be a great opportunity for Microsoft to step in and ensure that the Yakuza games were ported to Xbox One. Just like the recently-released Nier: Automata, the console needs more high-profile Japanese titles to enhance its appeal. Reaching out to Japanese studios and demonstrating the success games like Nier: Automata are witnessing on Xbox One should attract more interest.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • I'd easily buy these games again on Xbox
  • I'd buy Yakuza for Switch in an instant. Sounds like the producer doesn't know the difference between a commercial failure (Wii U) and a Commercial Success (Switch), which has shown core games/third party titles thrive. Just sad
  • Well, Switch's sales in Japan start to slow down since the beginning of 2018... that's what I heard from our CEO.
  • How do I do my part to demand my need and want for this game?
    This series looks amazing and I would be overjoyed of it came to Xbox
  • Maybe by going to Xbox user voice site (forgot the name) to required it then post your link everywhere asking people to vote for it? Kinda doubt the demand the yakuza series has... How many million copy sold vs 70m ps4 sold? * think that is why they need to bring Hokutonoken into this series, IP power, to utilize the engine for extra profit.
  • Message Phil Spencer, Sega, and comment on the Xbox Feedback forums that you want Yakuza games and Microsoft should talk to the developers.
  • Come to Xbox!
  • I really hope the entire Yakuza series will come to Xbox. It would look great and shine on a true 4k system the 1X.
  • Yup 4K > 1440p
  • It's a crazy world, 30+ million xbox owners, and then yabling about enough demand? no exclusive how good it is, will change me to go to buy a playstation
  • Come and work in the game industry in Japan, you'd know the reason why there's no Xbox version.
  • Yakuza would be a nice asset for the X1X.
  • "like Nier: Automata are witnessing on Xbox One"
    Once again, Asher Madan. Do you have a link about how many copies of Nier is selling on XB1?
  • This was the second time I asked the author for his source and it's the second time he didn't reply...
    I guess we all can make our own conclusion about this... :)
  • Yakuza is the only reason I own a PS4. I play my Xbox most of the time. I would love to buy digital copies for my xbox account and play on my one x
  • As a huge Sega fan, id get these in an instant should they make way to Xbox.