Yakuza 4 ships 500,000 copies in a week. Series breaks 4 million

Sega just announced that during it's first week of sales more than 500,000 copies of Ryu ga Gotoku 4 (Yakuza 4) have been shipped.

On top of this, the announcement mentions that the series (including all four games) has sold more than four million copies worldwide

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ClownBelt3184d ago

Very funny article. It took a stab on Aliens vs. Predator. Lmao.

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gaffyh3184d ago

500,000 - Shipped
384,000 - Sold (Media Create)

Bu..bu..but shipped = teh sold!!!11!

Great numbers 384k, is very impressive.

callahan093184d ago (Edited 3184d ago )

Dang, 500,000 in a week? Outsold Yakuza 3 in less than a week? That's impressive.

DarkTower8053184d ago (Edited 3184d ago )

They "shipped" 500,000 not sold. All that means is that 500,000 copies were shipped to retailers based on forcasted demand. Frankly, 500,000 shipped to retailers is not much at all.

While they are still sold to the stores, the title is intentionally misleading. Out of those 500,000 copies, 250,000 could theoretically still be sitting on the shelf at month's end.

callahan093184d ago

I know the difference between shipped and sold. But the article does say that this game SOLD more in one week than Yakuza 3 has in its lifetime. That's impressive. And they don't overestimate demand by that much. This is a popular series in Japan. And shipping 500,000 in the first week IS a lot.

SaiyanFury3184d ago

I wish people here in North America were as into the series as I am. I've been a huge fan since game one, and always buy the newest one on day one. I really hope that SEGA keeps it up and brings this one over, even despite the whiny people over here who complain, "I don't wanna pay for it, it's a year old already!". Newsflash, games take time to translate. Come on SEGA! Yakuza 3 rocks. Now get the lead out and get it out over here! It may not sell 500,000 in a week but it DOES sell somewhat.

chasegarcia3184d ago

Game could sell more if they release it worldwide at the same time

YogiBear3184d ago

Not if it's anything like the Yakuza 3 available in America. It sucks. I learned that it was stripped down for the American release because we wouldn't understand it.

nycredude3184d ago

Damn that is alot considering the amount of Ps3s in Japan!

I need this in the states ASAP! Yakuza 1, 2, and 3 is so much fun and ownage!

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