Sure, it’s on PC now, but the Yakuza series is synonymous with three generations of PlayStation consoles. And for good reason: Nintendo and Microsoft had their chance, but simply weren’t interested in the Japanese gangster saga.
The death of the Dreamcast was a sad event and the end of an era. But every cloud has a silver lining. The console’s demise led to the eventual birth of a game series that would probably never have been released on it: the Yakuza games.
Yakuza series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi has previously stated that he hates Grand Theft Auto. You wouldn’t think so when he was asked which one of last year’s games impressed him the most.