Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi said that Yakuza was originally pitched to publish Yakuza on the Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. While Sony approved Yakuza, both Microsoft and Nintendo hadn't. This was because Yakuza was aimed at a very narrow audience being aimed at only Japanese males, when at the time, females and children were also playing video games. Nagoshi also never planned for a worldwide release.
Now Yakuza had received success after spawning many sequels and spin-offs, both Microsoft and Nintendo want to publish the game.
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