In a recent video by SEGA Europe to celebrate the esteemed company’s 60th anniversary, Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi was interviewed. He spoke about Nintendo platforms both past and present and said that he personally believes that while the Nintendo Switch appeals to a wide ranging age group, the company mainly caters to the kids and teenager market. This may be the reason why we haven’t seen the Yakuza series arrive on the Nintendo Switch.
“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.”
Yakuza series creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi