The Yakuza series would be an excellent addition to the ever-growing Nintendo Switch library and it turns out the series was initially pitched to Nintendo. Speaking to EDGE, Toshihiro Nagoshi, said that he had done presentations of the game to both Nintendo and Microsoft but was told back then that they didn’t want it. Now he says that ultimately both companies would like the series on their platforms.
“I’ve never said this before, but while we released this game with Sony, I’d done presentations about it to Microsoft and Nintendo. Back then they said “No we don’t want it.” Now they say, “We want it!” (laughs) They didn’t understand the reason why I created it.”