SEGA Europe has published a half-hour interview with the creator of the Yakuza series, Toshihiro Nagoshi, in honor of the company’s 60th anniversary. In the conversation, Nagoshi touched on the arcade game Super Monkey Ball, which was his first game to be released on the Nintendo GameCube.
The creator of Yakuza said the decision to release the title on the Nintendo console was obvious as the GameCube audience was quite diverse. Nagoshi noted that even now Nintendo is focusing on children and teens, although the Switch is full of players and much older.
Curiously, Nagoshi’s statement turned into a small scandal. As it turned out, the European branch of SEGA incorrectly translated the phrase of the developer, which made it sound like the Switch is intended only for children and teenagers.
Whether Nagoshi’s new games will appear on the Nintendo console remains to be seen. Earlier on Wii U was released HD-compilation of the first two parts of Yakuza, which failed miserably in sales.