The game is titled Yakuza: International in Japan for Sony’s new home console, and features English voiceovers and all previously-released DLC. As such, SEGA seems to be treating this like a brand new release separate to the PS4 version, hence why there won’t be a free upgrade to PS5 for existing users.
Yep, this means that Japanese gamers who already own the PS4 version of Yakuza: Like A Dragon will have to buy it again if they want the PS5 release. In the UK and US, you can just upgrade for free.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon was released in November 2020 for PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, with the PS5 version arriving on March 2, 2021. You can read our review of the PS4 version of Yakuza: Like A Dragon here.
[Source – Tojo Dojo]