Sega announced today that Yakuza 3 has shipped more than 500,000 copies in just 3 weeks in Japan, and the Yakuza series has shipped 3.2 million copies globally. They also have various plans to thank the fans of the series.
Neaxt time add English subtitle please.
More than 440,000 copies have been sold for Yakuza 3. That alone makes this a success in Japan. Now bring this to the States 'cause I loved the demo.
stupid Square Enix, you could be annoucing today along with Yakuza too, or even better result, ya know. Sigh, nobody removed the bullets in your foot yet..I see at least two bullets hole there.. Awwwwww
Nomura must be secretly laughing his ass off at Wada...lol.. well done SEGA great game..and it deserves more sales...so plz release worldwide while ppl are still interested
@ 1.3 I agree on the Nomura comment. I really hope they bring this game here. I saw an imported version recently and wanted to get it but didn't think the $90 price tag was worth it when I can't read JP :(
Good news for sega...they certainly deserve this one. They could easily see another 500,000 if released in the for the rest of the world
I want Yakuza Kenzan to come to the states too.
shouldn't there be a petition to bring this to the rest of the world, if Sega see's how many are signing up they might release it..
Yeah, I really want them to bring this out w/ English subs, too. English voices are unnecessary, in fact, I wouldn't even use them if the option was there between dub and subtitles. I'm waiting, because I feel like this game has a good chance of getting an English release. I imported Yakuza Kenzan! though because something tells me that'll never get an English release...
sega you better bring yakuza3 to the states and next time add english subtitles so that way i wont have to be waiting on the localization
Both Sega and Sony must be pleased. Now if those companies would be kind enough to let the rest of the world have access to this everyone will be happy.
Microsoft already paid for Star OCean to be on x360 and the sales beat WKC in Japan. I am playing Star Ocean now on my x360. So when is WKC or Yakuza coming out in NA/Europe again? Isn't the ability to play games on time better than shouting Japanese sales figure that I can care less about because I can't play it.
ahh damn sure wkc(first week 206954 and beat mgs4 and dmc4 in second week sales lol) outsold SO4 in japan lol, oh and maybe it will be released here after ngs2 and mass effect are released for ps3, never know though.
@XDF It's funny how you said playing games is better than shouting Japanese sale figures.. yet in the first line you compared SO4 sales to WKC. In fact in Japan WKC has sold more than 300,000 and SO4 is barely making 200,000. As for Valkyria Chronicles it has sold 150,000, which is no small feat by a new IP. A new anime is coming out for it, which shows how popular it is in Japan, and it doesn't hurt that it's critically acclaimed even in the West. Finally, Japanese sales figure actually do matter as it affects how Japanese developers choose their platforms and regions to release their games.
go check your facts WKC has outold SO4, ohwel....better luck next time
XDF 1,Then why are you here?? 2,As long as it pisses you off.
By a special "thank you," do they mean the NA release date will change from TBD to Q2 2009?
maybe they dont want to make a NA release yet... until they see that many ppl wants it well maybe im goin to import this with Demon's Soul :P
Learn SE Learn
While you're congratulating , please bring kenzan and 3 in the states !! NOW if you wait any more for kenzan it's just gonna be outdated graphically ..at least do something decent with this franchise ...
Yeahh, Wada, that ahmm,,,,,,,, that whole entire western expansion thing, yeaaah that, that failed, and I just wanted to say "bamn b¡tch, in yoo face".
Is that Nomura talking? Or is it every gamer with a brain? XD
Actually even the guy who is directing ff13 is pisst at wada. He is the only one who has insulted wada publicly, so yeah he is the most pisst off one( mainly of what happen to ff13) in the entire company right now, so don't assume it is just nomura.
Great news for Sega, 500,000 is more than enough to make the project profitable.
Did Sega made a mistake of bring out Valkyria Chronicles to the PS3 because that game sold like 1/10 of what Star Ocean on x360 made. Just WOW ***shaking head**
lol, new franchise that was thrown in the middle of r2, lbp, msp, wkc naruto game, and poorly marketed, but I do think it outsold SO4 in japan plus it got higher ratings, lol.
XDF you must be the clown in the classroom at school. Valkyria sold 120k (vs 200k for SO4), but WKC sold 300k so the best thing for you would be to read a little bit more before making such ridiculous claims. Too much time on your hands and no games ? I feel your pain.
stop making up numbers the 360 out sold both ps3 and wii in japan the other week because of so4 oh and hddvd_for_the_win you need to be shot, i have read some of your other posts and you are a fncking moron
wow in japan alone! this game must be popular over there cause not many games can sell 500k in just 3-4 weeks in japan alone anyway is it bad that i havnt even heard of this game till now?
Yes! you must have knowledge of every video game franchises in the world! now go make a sandwich!
This game needs to come out in the US like now.
nooooooobody here thinks you are anything else than a 360er, so stop trying to act neutral.
Am I the one that bring in Square Enix into this conversation and hacking away at their decision to bring out Star Ocean on x360? I thought this post was about the great sales of Yakuza 3 in Japan. It is th same with Halo Wars and other xbox Pro articles, KZ2 must entered into the Thread somehow. For your information I own PS3, PS2 and a PS1 any love Sega games like Yakuza 1 and 2 on PS2. Please, look yourself into the mirror and see which side you are on PS9....
I've seen the game being played by others. The graphics are not outstanding and I do not think it is in any way a better game than GTA unless you dig the minigame segments, but it is nonetheless an interesting game in the context of the PS3 games library.
Actually,if you took the time to read before posting,you'd realize the title of my comment was in response to the-oh,6 other posts before mine that brought up Square Enix? Thus the "Leave Square Enix alone" part?Do you need me to type it out in another language,because I can do so if you still fail to comprehend basic English.
Zeus said "Leave Square Enix and their horrible business decisions alone" FIXED There is a reply button you know. You had enough comments to know that by now or do I have to speak it in Greek for you. Self Ownage....
take it easy on these kids............
If only the game include English support ala Demon's Soul :( Come on, at least on the Asian version... please, pretty please :)
that there is some good numbers, pimping minigames ftw tasty stuff.......
This is the game am waiting for so much sega just add the english sub's and where all happy this game will sell more in the usa,uk and other places to so work fast sega not like the other Yakuza 1,2 games came to us after 2 years game release date pretty please lol
SEGA and SONY please bring Yakuza 3 to the states. I imported Yakuza Kenzen, and its a great game, but its hard to completely enjoy an import when you dont understand Japanese. Release both in the US and I am sold for life.
now that sega got rich off this game, they should expand it into a world wide title. the ps3 is a money machine in japan, bring yakuza and wkc to NA right now! :P
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