This should probably just be the general Yakuza thread.
Yeah 0 sounds incredible and one of my friends who's a long time fan was shocked to see it get so much coverage on social media, the big websites, and everything. I'm usually a release date order kind of guy, but 0 does sound like the perfect jumping in point for new fans.
I've played 3 and 4 so far. 3 was an extremely awkward jumping in point and took awhile to grab me, but I walked away liking it. 4 on the other hand I just beat recently and it blew me away, beat it in like a week. I plan to hit up 0 next and can't wait to keep diving in.
Hopefully Sega plays it smart for once and strikes while it's hot. I think they could easily do some compilation releases of the series or port a collection over to the PS4 or something. If the rumors of 2 being remade aren't true, they could still easily give us the HD remaster. Seems like an easy way to get it all out there now.
I've heard Dead Souls sucks but the other two samurai games are really good. Wonder if we'd ever get those though. Overall it really sounds like this is Japan's GTA and does very well over there, it's kind of crazy for such a huge series of this style to keep going... so I'm assuming it does really well there, think I hear it gets perfect Famitsu scores and such haha.