Yakuza 3

Global Total as of 07th Oct 2017 (units): 1.12m
Platform: PlayStation 3
Developer: CS1 Team Genre: Action

Comments (257)

Mr Puggsly (on 30 December 2015)
Just finished this game. Not bad, better gameplay than 1 and 2. I have Yakuza 4 and 5 in the backlog as well.
italo244 (on 30 November 2011)
italo244 (on 19 November 2011)
2.71k to 1 million!
axumblade (on 19 November 2011)
Looks like it'll be close but I think this can pull off the official million by the end of the year. :D
cars298 (on 09 November 2011)
cool action game..
Troll_Whisperer (on 08 November 2011)
3,793 units to go.
nen-suer (on 06 November 2011)
WooHoo finally a million seller!! 4th time is the charm :)
Iveyboi (on 04 November 2011)
The_Joker_Product (on 27 October 2011)
1 million at last
italo244 (on 05 October 2011)
italo244 (on 05 October 2011)
paulrage2 (on 30 September 2011)
italo244 (on 23 September 2011)
buIlza90 (on 02 September 2011)
Once the game gets to 995,000 itll say 1 million anyway.
paulrage2 (on 26 August 2011)
italo244 (on 25 August 2011)
italo244 (on 25 August 2011)
paulrage2 (on 16 August 2011)
italo244 (on 11 August 2011)
fauzman (on 20 July 2011)
They really need to up the promotion/advertising of the game in the west. Most people in EMEAA/America dont even know this series. Great game - recently bought it and am having a blast. The lack of dubbing in english (even with english subtitle) is still irritating for a game thats so cutscene and story focussed.
italo244 (on 15 July 2011)
italo244 (on 08 July 2011)
zuvuyeay (on 15 June 2011)
i bought this today new for £7 with bonus soundtrack at hmv,great bargain
sbvgc2049 (on 14 May 2011)
1mil comfirmed.
italo244 (on 06 May 2011)
Heavenly_King (on 29 March 2011)
If you like the Yakuza 3 then buy YAKUZA 4!!!
Turkish (on 22 March 2011)
One of the greatest PS3 exclusives!
Bristow9091 (on 15 March 2011)
Hey I've just noticed, this is VERY close to 1m, I reckon it'll do it!
jadakiss1217 (on 14 February 2011)
Just brought this game the other day,but haven't gotten to it yet.When I've finished the other games in my collection i'll start playing this,but it'll be awhile
paulrage2 (on 12 February 2011)
Great PS3 Exclusive!!!
axumblade (on 21 January 2011)
that was supposed to have "HD game" in it...
axumblade (on 21 January 2011)
This is now Sega's highest selling new game of this generation (i'm not counting the collection.)
Rafux (on 20 January 2011)
Come on America! This game is great.
Tyr4nt (on 14 January 2011)
chalk another sale up, Like an idiot I bought FF13 when it came out instead of this. What a mistake that was... But I finally ordered it 2 days ago on amazon. Should be here on Thursday, so excited.
ivanpgcs (on 01 January 2011)
1 million in 2 months aprox.
italo244 (on 17 December 2010)
No one notice? Its the best selling Yakuza game in west, sold more than Yakuza 2(dont know about EMEAA) and probably will be the first Yakuza game to sell over 1 million!(Before Yakuza 4 release)
nen-suer (on 14 December 2010)
Will i see a Yakuza game finally reach a million :)
palitococo (on 09 December 2010)
WOW it gonna reach the million!!!
ivanpgcs (on 09 December 2010)
a million in February
whatz3rname (on 09 December 2010)
OLDf5k: Couldn't agree more
OLDf5k (on 05 December 2010)
@Boutros yep i must admit that japan boxart is waaaay better.
Boutros (on 03 December 2010)
@OLDf5k And if the boxart wasn't so freaking ugly :/
OLDf5k (on 03 December 2010)
my concern is that game coud achive higher sales number if sega shipped more copies becouse those king of games have other target audience and i dont even see many copies of Y2. maybe with Y3 will be better
whatz3rname (on 02 December 2010)
Maybe a million after christmas! :)
postofficebuddy (on 25 October 2010)
Sega said they're happy with sales in the west. This should be able to cross a million. Glad they're bringing Yakuza 4 over.
Marco (on 29 May 2010)
I want yakuza 4. yakuza 3 is awesome. the best game in this generation. buy it@shenmue,japan and ps3-story-fans!
axumblade (on 29 May 2010)
yay! People are going to like me again! I bought this today! :)
leatherhat (on 28 May 2010)
I wonder if this can crawl to a million
whatz3rname (on 26 May 2010)
Better than Red Dead =)
sykk (on 26 May 2010)
Really a good game, highly recommend..Awesome story and BGM...
Heavenly_King (on 20 May 2010)

huaxiong90 (on 19 May 2010)

Not bad.
Marco (on 14 May 2010)
guys, buy the game. it is so awesome. my favourite games are Metal Gear Solid 4 and then yakuza 3. it is a shenmue-highlight. guys, gooo. sega need help. this fantastic game is a must have, i think.
Skeeuk (on 12 May 2010)
got it for £15 super game
Zlejedi (on 10 May 2010)
I got mine on that week too :)
But with 200-250k in west Yakuza 4 seems to be sure bet for release trough i wouldn't count on it coming before next march.
nen-suer (on 09 May 2010)
100K in NA, 160K in the west

Being an exclusive gave this game a chance in the west.
It made alot of people interested :-)
velocista (on 08 May 2010)
160k!!! we are going!!!
Barozi (on 07 May 2010)
Yakuza 3 for £15: http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=108692

GET IT !!!
The_God_of_War (on 06 May 2010)
What the hell happened in Others this week?
NanakiXI (on 05 May 2010)
This game WILL sell 1 million copies. Yakuza 4 will come to EU and Americas!!!
nen-suer (on 04 May 2010)
up in others this week
awesome, hope it keep it up :)
badgenome (on 03 May 2010)
It deserves ten times these sales. :-(
Vashyo (on 30 April 2010)
It's a solid beat em up/sandbox game. This game should have been advertized more.

Very dissapointed in the sales numbers so far, it may have great legs when it starts dropping in price though.
roccerfeller (on 21 April 2010)
90k is not bad for Americas, considering its a niche game.

This game is awesome
scottsdone (on 18 April 2010)
Hopefully Sega is pleased with the sales thus far. Really wish we knew what they think about it so far.
velocista (on 16 April 2010)
130k!!! great!! willing to reach first 150 mark then 200k mark. Enogh to bring 4??
taq1109 (on 16 April 2010)
hope spin off of featured Majima
Frazzl (on 15 April 2010)
I think that it is a RPG. You play the role of Kazuma Kiryu. You gain experience just like you would in any RPG by fighting pseudo-random battles on the world map and doing sidequests. You can upgrade your move set, equip armor and accessories, oh and most importantly, the game is very story driven.

Regardless of whether or not you agree that it is an RPG, Yakuza 3 is definitely worth checking out. The game has so much to offer (too much for the likes of a short demo which is most probably why people have found the demo to be underwhelming). Take a chance on it. You just might be very surprised :).
Marco (on 15 April 2010)
very good VGchartz Review. the game is awesome
Ghazi4 (on 14 April 2010)
i decided not to buy this :(
-girgosz- (on 14 April 2010)
jonnhy: Ok, but thats not an RPG. ;)
jonnhytesta (on 12 April 2010)
i like jrpgs. i might buy this
charbelmkarkour (on 12 April 2010)
Excellent game. Way beyond my expectations. I've been hooked for hours after hours and tears have fallen in some scenes :-)
italo244 (on 11 April 2010)

Sega should bring us Yakuza 4 as soon as possible.
nen-suer (on 11 April 2010)
Glad to see the series finally getting some fan base in the west

Am hoping for good legs
Ping_ii (on 10 April 2010)
Really good game!!
Marco (on 09 April 2010)
All buy it, Shenmue-Fans! Yakuza 3 is a GODgame
italo244 (on 07 April 2010)
0,71m next week
Frazzl (on 05 April 2010)
A phenomenal game! My favourite PS3 exclusive.
jrlalas77 (on 05 April 2010)
This game is awesome and the more sales we get the better chance Yakuza 4 will make it to the states. Definetly a must buy for fans
SMT (on 04 April 2010)
Amazing game, the combat is awesome regardless of being outdated! Returning characters from previous games are always nice to see.
TT Makaveli (on 03 April 2010)
i dont think this will reach 1 mill...maybe if the americans show some love but a main problem is Europe...but its Segas own fault not subbing the european version...there are not that many people who wanna play a game only in english...same problem with Valkyria Chronicles...with subs it would have sold so much moe and would be a million seller...
snyperdud (on 02 April 2010)
I'm thinking this game will have good legs in NA. Perhaps holding 10k-ish a week.

Others not so much.
Riachu (on 01 April 2010)
Add 1+ to those sales. Just got the game at GameStop.
paulrage2 (on 01 April 2010)
I hope at least 1 million for this game. I bought the Uk version.
GetALife (on 01 April 2010)
this game is the shiznit boys and girls. you gotta love how this game can be stretched with enjoyment like ff games, i put in 35 hours on yakuza 2, comon man yakuza is worth your money , go out there and get it now.
Porcupine_I (on 01 April 2010)
The Graphics are great, especially the Faces and the Engine does a lot, it could have used some AA though
LdyBug (on 31 March 2010)
With the people saying graphics is bad, don't forget that this game is a year old.
velocista (on 30 March 2010)
Yes! its selling a lot better! 3weeks and sold 110k! its a good number...i hope keep selling good around 15 to 20k per week in one month if manage to gets 200k life time will be very good!! I dont agree that the grafics its crap...its not! the cutscenes are exelente! the in game look its simple compare to a lot of games out there...but this game its not grafics at all...its like rpg...its gameplay, story and caracters! the graf. its a lot of detales...
DaBuddahN (on 30 March 2010)
Well.. at least it's selling better than the first two did.
FantasySky (on 27 March 2010)
@gekkokamen you should never compare a normal game to an open world game in terms of graphics as they are almost never on the same level. just look at crysis u could get those kinds of graphics pretty easily if it was a normal game with those graphics but because its open world the specs neede g through the roof
Porcupine_I (on 27 March 2010)
@shaqpack609: Apart from the Main Storyline there are more then 80 substories, some of them quite long, you can play golf, darts, bowling, karaoke, there is a batting cage, you can go to sega arcades, there are Casinos, a Colosseum. You can take girls out for dinner or any of the mentioned activities. There are 100 hidden Locker-keys to find throughout the game, and that is just what i remember from the top of my head i probably forgot most. its a Content-Monster
shaqpack609 (on 27 March 2010)
I heard this game has a lot of content. Can someone tell my about it
Marco (on 27 March 2010)
the graphic is good, the gameplay and the story are awesome!!! i love yakuza 3! buy it guys. I'm shenmue fan and love yakuza 3
gekkokamen (on 27 March 2010)
Yeah, the graphics don't look nice, but they never did. 13 months is nothing. We had MGS4 in June 2008, GT5 prologue in April 2008, Uncharted November 2007. etc etc. But you know what? they are still better than GTA4 graphics lol (although sub-HD too).
huaxiong90 (on 26 March 2010)
Not too bad.
velocista (on 26 March 2010)
100k all ready! with two weeks run...but think realease beetwen Final Fantasy and God of War...a lot of guys that dont buy on this month will buy in the next i hope some new! this game worth more than 100h of gameplay.

Hope in one month reach 150k and life time(with good legs) 250 to 300k
italo244 (on 26 March 2010)
0.75m lifetime
geddesmond2 (on 25 March 2010)
@ St-muscat

Aye I know its over a year old but compared to games that released around the same time and Yakuza 4 just released and that doesn't have great graphics either
st_muscat0 (on 25 March 2010)
@geddesmond2 The game is 13 months old since its original release, so that's why the graphics are 'crap'.
Dgc1808 (on 25 March 2010)
Pretty good sales for the west. Already better than the past 2 games.
velocista (on 24 March 2010)
lets wait the sales in others becouse this is going well...100k in US only in No time! Hope reach 200k life time only in US
StockoPS3 (on 24 March 2010)
american sales are far better than the orginals if this can selling 200k in USA and 100k im EU i can safely say that number would come soon after :)
geddesmond2 (on 24 March 2010)
Great game. Graphics are crap but everything else is great so far. Why are most japanese games pretty bad looking compared to a lot of western releases. Thats something that needs to be changed because everything else in japanese games is so dam good except the graphics
ocnkng (on 24 March 2010)
I think this game is making money. Coz if you think about it, they just needed to write the subs for this one which is far cheaper then VA.
sjhillsa (on 24 March 2010)
On Chapter 3, good game so far.
Avarice28 (on 23 March 2010)
I wonder does this site track amazon sales? Because most people I know picked it up on Amazon when they had the 10$ off deal for buying other games like I did. Either way it looks like sega is happy with the sales from previous games and this one should sell just as well.
droganmaster (on 22 March 2010)
The jp version is very cheap now. Get it for $30.
Bagaren85 (on 22 March 2010)
I want Yakuuza 3, waiting for price drop, but the sales in west.. :(
Porcupine_I (on 22 March 2010)
This Game is a Content-Monster!
sbvgc2012 (on 21 March 2010)
The name Yakuza hurt the western sales of this series not the game itself,'cause Yakuza is a "narrow" word in English.

Actually if they named this game properly,it would definitely get much more sales in the western market.

A potential million seller IMO.
Lezard_Valeth (on 21 March 2010)
150k-200k LTD might be enough to turn a profit considering it's a low cost localization.
Ping_ii (on 21 March 2010)
shud have 100k+ LTD in NA and 50k+ LTD in others, which is better than what yakuza 2 did(50kLTD)....
Severance (on 20 March 2010)
i hope sega doesn't see these sales! and blindly release 4! :-D
skeezer (on 20 March 2010)
Japanese box art is soo much better.
scottsdone (on 20 March 2010)
Somewhere around never.
Yeah, if it was a gay myspace game.
Avarice28 (on 20 March 2010)
I did my part and bought the game. It is fantastic and anybody who has a PS3 should own this game, Heavy Rain, Uncharted, God of War, Killzone, and ACIT. I only say that you should because they are some of the best games created this generation in my opinion.
Avarice28 (on 20 March 2010)
Why don't you just buy a ps3, that way you don't have to drool over their exclusives. I the reason I am saying this is if you have a PS3 then there is no reason for you to want an exclusive to loss its exclusivity.
huaxiong90 (on 20 March 2010)
v I don't even see the humor in that.
Lyrikalstylez (on 20 March 2010)
How long before its announce for 360 lol
sbvgc2012 (on 20 March 2010)
The shit name facked the sales of this series.

I still think they should name it

Japanese Gangs or something like that.
velocista (on 20 March 2010)
Too bad you act like this...becouse of people like you...we wont see Yakuza 4 localized...
I bought my copie import from UK New!!
swordplay (on 19 March 2010)
The cuts made me avoid the game. the Hostess were the main draw for me.
huaxiong90 (on 19 March 2010)
That isn't too bad.

If it can manage to gain great word of mouth and sell like Valkyria Chronicles, then color me impressed.
rccsetzer (on 19 March 2010)
It did better than most western game released on Japan. Come on Sega, bring Yakuza 4 with all its glory! Yakuza 3 is an excellent game and even with cuts this game has much content.
LdyBug (on 19 March 2010)
@ DivinityFire:

List of cuts: http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/post.php?post=3239694&page=1&postnum=4

Brief Summary what happened: Back late 2009, they said to kotaku that there won't be any cuts then just 2 weeks before the release date they told IGN about the cuts (note that unless IGN asked Sega they probably won't have said anything about the cuts). Then they announced they cut out out only the quiz and hostess bars but we can still date the hostesses (but later in truth we can't date all of them since 1 of them is cut out) because these wouldn't resonate with western audiences (somewhat offensive isn't it?) and that we still get 99% of the game and it was just a little triva. Then kotaku probed Sega again and then they said it was due to time limitations (to be released on same week as FF13). But as you would have guess more was cut than what they originally announced thus Sega lied and up till now haven't provided another explanation despite all the fan rage lol. So much for the 99% of the game intact.
DivinityFire (on 19 March 2010)
Liking it so far. I hope more of you support it! Btw, what exactly did Sega remove from the game? I'm fine with just subtitles, heck it fits the game better, but I haven't seen anything huge that looks like it was cut out or something.
StockoPS3 (on 18 March 2010)
US was better than expecting it was only 20k pre-orders good number others disappointing but... its a niche game... fingers crossed on number 4
Marco (on 18 March 2010)
Yakuza 3 is awesome
terislb (on 18 March 2010)
the demo isnt really doing the game justice
Drage (on 17 March 2010)
First week in NA almost matched JP second week. Not bad considering its squashed between two big releases, I bet it will have some good legs like VC did.
italo244 (on 17 March 2010)
Sold week 1 what Yakuza 2 did in 4 years. Great job for the franchise, and a good job for a game with only "subtitles" included and less things than the japanese one.
rikuwttd (on 17 March 2010)
not bad sales compared to teh others like hope sega will keep leting teh yakuza series come to US
velocista (on 17 March 2010)
Not so good but better than i was expecting! With the cut content and realese with final fantasy and God of war its a good start if we considered this.

Hope have strong legs and sega get back the content with DLC or Pach will sold a lot more.
Kashiwaba (on 17 March 2010)
Nice Yakuza 3 in its first week in NA sold as much as Yakuza 2 sold in its whole life in NA.
axumblade (on 17 March 2010)
Not too bad considering this game was released at the time it was released. Hopefully this game will have strong legs to keep Sega interested in localizing their games.
Dark Odin (on 17 March 2010)
hope that the legs take it to 200-250k in NA.
palitococo (on 17 March 2010)
Good opening in NA, we'll see that legs.
nen-suer (on 17 March 2010)
Good start in NA
jonnhytesta (on 17 March 2010)
that localization was extremely cheap for sega, so yeah yakuza 4 usa confirmed. :)
Orlik666 (on 17 March 2010)
Great sales in USA!!!
iWarMachine (on 17 March 2010)
um......could reach 1M...
Kaixes (on 15 March 2010)
Just got it today and am very pleased so far. Hopefully the western sales are good enough that Yakuza 4 will get released here.
scottsdone (on 15 March 2010)
That's your opinion and the opinion of one review site out of many. It doesn't really matter what either of us think. It's an undeniable fact about how big the Final Fantasy franchise is.

It wasn't a smart decision to release the game on the day they did.
velocista (on 15 March 2010)
I dont agree with you scottsdone...final fantasy is not that good...Team Box agree with me....gave F.F.13 the socre of 5 of 10. So Square DONT did a great RPG...i Great Technical attivement, Strog but so-so in story, caracters(E of Eternity its a lot better) and deepest...the game is too linear.

Yakuza 3 its a unique game! theres nothing similar...only the past shenmue. Its a miracle of detal! i really dont know you guys....yakuza 3 its not only a adventure game...its a RPG...so have a lot of random battles...and are done very good. With a system that grow...and you can use a lot of things...and the finishing moves are fantástic. I not agree with you that said its terible...by no means. Its very good...maybe a bit to frenquent...but its are RPG...so its always like this.
terislb (on 14 March 2010)
tons of sidequests and replayability, but the random battles are awful
scottsdone (on 13 March 2010)
Vel, just stop posting.

If this game flops again, the only people to blame is Sega. They released it on-top of one of the largest game releases of the past couple of years, plus God of War 3 is right around the corner. They also lied to all of us about how much content they cut. There's more than 5x content removed from the game than they said they removed. They also gave us a completely bogus reason to why they did this.

FFXIII is an amazing game, I honestly don't know how you can say it's not well-made. It was also in development a lot longer than Yakuza 3 has.
Saintdante (on 13 March 2010)
Let's hope it sells well even with the cuts to warrant SEGA possibly releasing the cut content as free dlc and releasing Yakuza 4.
Bambillo (on 13 March 2010)
What the hell, I´m getting this over FF XIII.
velocista (on 12 March 2010)
Sega will IF everybody here buy this game! its a shame if you guys dont invest the money!! why not? its almost 100h of gameplay...to finish 100%....why not invest the money? FFXiii dont worth the hype..its not a wellmade game like yakuza 3...its linear...its simple...with great grafics! Forget the cut content..we must be happy that Sega hear...the fans and bring this game here...if you dont buy it now...and wait to a low price..or buy used...you are helping to yakuza 4 never come around here. I bought my EU version right away.
Orlik666 (on 12 March 2010)
I bought this game day one in EU. I hope that SEGA will deliver us Yakuza 4 faster than the 3rd part
scottsdone (on 10 March 2010)
I predict: 830k total in 2 months
Boutros (on 08 March 2010)
I wonder if this game will reach 1 mil...
scottsdone (on 08 March 2010)
You probably wont find it.
aragod (on 08 March 2010)
Interested in this one, might have to pick it up someday.
nen-suer (on 05 March 2010)

preorders are over 24K so far,
so it should do around 40K week one....or hopefully more
italo244 (on 04 March 2010)
0.20 in americas for sure.
velocista (on 04 March 2010)
its batter you guys do this...for only 60 bucks...here on Brazil this game will cost more than 100usd. Or we pay this your we import
afi77 (on 03 March 2010)
Pre ordered mine today!
LdyBug (on 02 March 2010)
So far this is what's cut:

- Maintheme “Loser”
- Quiz Minigame
- 5 trophies (10% from the original version)
- Club (Datingsim) –> included in part I and II
- The Hostess Club (Kiryu as Manager) –> included in II
- Shogi (jap. chess) –> included in II
- Mahjong –> included in II
- Massage Minigame –> included in I and II

*Thanks to Dragoon on Sega's blog post. All this content is like my guess 15+ hours of additional gameplay.

For further details check out the wiki:


So imo not 99% content removed according to Sega =(
nen-suer (on 02 March 2010)
The preorders makes me a little happy after the disappointing sales of Y2 in the west

Thank you SEGA for giving us a another chance to experience this awesome series
scottsdone (on 01 March 2010)
I'm still buying despite the cuts. Yeah it's disappointing, but I probably wont even play the cut content much anyway.

It's sad that Sega is trying to sabotage the overseas releases of the game. No advertising, cut content with no real reason and it's released on the same day of FFXIII, one of the most successful and well known game franchises of all time.
velocista (on 28 February 2010)
I really dont understand you guys...really do...i try...but but strong exclusive like this...(like shenmue) you dont buy...too bad for you...to bad for Sega too. Sega forget yakuza here on NA...this guys dont deserve it! In Japan sells very well becouse the like story ....not mistaken like final fantasy story...that was a big mistake. But everybory will buy it...becouse its popular. Keep playing your GTA my frind...and this poor games...apelative games that you are used too.

Sega forget Kenzan e Yakuza 4 the guys here will not buy it even the 3.
snyperdud (on 28 February 2010)
My Prediction.
50k first week in NA.

But I think it'll develop some good legs.
LdyBug (on 27 February 2010)
Surprised nothing was mentioned here about the cuts on the NA/EU version.



I am still getting the game because I have no other choice. I realise its a little thing but I am not at all happy with the excuse Sega has given.
velocista (on 22 February 2010)
If sells ONLY 90k on USA its shame on you!! i dont know why americans buy so so games...just becouse everybody does...buy bad games...only becouse a popular...and sells 1mil. And fantastic exclusives like this...wont sell 500k...?
Im from Brazil and i will import this from usa...to bad for you...if you have a ps3 and dont buy this game...every owner should buy this! and help Kenzan come to the usa!
Ratix240sx (on 20 February 2010)
the western demo is out btw
yusuke93_ita (on 29 January 2010)
i predict 90 k first week in us
terislb (on 27 January 2010)
there is a japanese demo thats been out for a year now
Blaiyan (on 26 January 2010)
Waiting for a demo to see if this'll be my first Yakuza game.
iWarMachine (on 22 January 2010)
i think that it's safe to consider this game a million seller, considering the game will have good reviews and will be very recommended by users.
snyperdud (on 22 January 2010)
I'm willing to bet this will do fine in NA.

Especially if it gets really good reviews.
RukiSama (on 20 January 2010)
hope it gets more attention in NA and EU this time.. reach the first one in term of sales would be a nice thing
jedi5diah (on 19 January 2010)
tried the demo, itz kind of hard lol...
pinkyxyz (on 17 January 2010)
this is gonna be my first yakuza game
Gearbox (on 15 January 2010)
@jonop - noperz ask them
pearLy (on 11 January 2010)
If this sees the same poor sales in America as its predecessor did...
jonop (on 09 January 2010)
huh? i'm pretty sure vgchartz does track Japan Gearbox.
Dark Odin (on 09 January 2010)
I´m so gonna buy this!
Gearbox (on 09 January 2010)
@pearLy - vgchartz does not track japan numbers, instead they used Dengeki and Famitsu - i believe its just an average between the 2.
pearLy (on 02 January 2010)
552,826 according to Dengeki. So it seems to be undertracked quite a bit.
outlawauron (on 25 December 2009)
and then back down. Unjustified as Dengeki reports it sold 525k by the end of the year.
outlawauron (on 11 December 2009)
This got a slight adjustment up in Japan. Nice.
superbeast1370 (on 09 December 2009)
you guys better buy this game!
Ghazi4 (on 08 December 2009)
yay they r gonna release it in USA in march 2010!!!
pchyczewski (on 27 August 2009)
I love the yakuza series... it's a shame this one won't make it to the states.... hopefully another publisher brings it over... yakuza 2 sold poorly because it came out on ps2 after ps3 and 360 were in full swing..what did they expect? It is shame though because they"re both great games...
StockoPS3 (on 04 August 2009)
getting this game this week i cant understand japanese but there is a brilliant guide with all i need 2 know cant wait yakuza is a brilliant game...
vykk8930 (on 29 July 2009)
I just heard that Sega officially passed on bringing this to the states cause of the crap sales of the 2nd game. Sucks for us, but I'm one of the people who actually bought 2 when it came out.u
nen-suer (on 20 July 2009)
Hope it comes out in the west....

subtitles is all we need
phnguyen89 (on 31 May 2009)
Why oh why are they not translating the game over here. All they need to do is change everything to english, so that I can understand it. They don't even need the english VAs cause they suck to begin with.
invetedlotus123 (on 16 May 2009)
Putting english text option is cheap, if they even had this idea we could import.
NanakiXI (on 10 May 2009)
Damn the legs have just crippled on this game. Luckily they already broke even or it would've been a disaster.
Tuanniez (on 07 May 2009)
You have to pay for the voice acting in another language. So its not all profits if they decide to localise it. Seeing how horribly Yakuza 2 is doing, it might not even be worth the time.
Dgc1808 (on 24 April 2009)
I thought they would have made a decent profit on this game in Japan... how much were they expecting to sell????
Samus Aran (on 22 April 2009)
They broke even now, so everthing sold in USA and others is pure profit :)
Gearbox (on 21 April 2009)
there are aprox 500 000 copies in japan sega sold, retailers need to sell 30 000 more copies to buy more
outlawauron (on 21 April 2009)
@ Majin
It'll sell another 50-60k before it's all said and done.

Plus another 75-100k when the cheaper edition releases.
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 21 April 2009)
So apparently Sega just said they broke even on this game ... Looks like it won't sell much more in Japan, so let's hope it does pretty well in the US :)
NicholasCage (on 19 April 2009)
I'm just saying, it will reach 500k in it's lifetime we all know that. Especially when it reaches to "The Best" in Japan, it will sell really well again.
Aj_habfan (on 18 April 2009)
It won't drop that fast.
Gearbox (on 18 April 2009)
(my data is higher then it what will result. i wouldnt be suprised if week 9 drops as low as 1.5k)
Gearbox (on 18 April 2009)
@ every1 who thinks its going to reach 500k anytime soon..

its not :( if my numbers are correct it should sell roughly like this

week 8 - 3915
week 9 - 2912
week 10 - 2789
week 11 - 1734
week 12 - 1034
after that it sells less then 1 k a week and by week 20 its at less then 500 copies a week. (my numbers of course are not going to be exact and sega could advert the game some more or what not. I just made an algorythm (which isnt perfect) to figure out the sales)

Gearbox (on 18 April 2009)
@ NicholasCage

ahahahha uhm i was off by 113 copies. however, each week might be farther off now because of the slight error in my first prediction
NicholasCage (on 18 April 2009)

lol fail. On topic: Should reach 500k soon
Gearbox (on 15 April 2009)
ok so heres my guess for sales:

week 7 - 4833
week 8 - 3118
week 9 - 1656

Kaixes (on 02 April 2009)
These sales are wicked; Sega needs to bring this game to the west. And FAST.
nordlead (on 30 March 2009)

those are Sega sales (to retailers). VGChartz numbers agree with Famitsu/mediacreate and the game should be at 500k consumer sales in a couple weeks.
Avarice28 (on 25 March 2009)
Well we can always import, that is the beauty of the ps3 and it being region free
whatz3rname (on 20 March 2009)
It will hit 500k in 5-7 weeks, believe me.
StockoPS3 (on 19 March 2009)
already hit half mill

erodrig85 (on 19 March 2009)
hopes it comes out over to the states
uppertone (on 16 March 2009)
I don't think it'll hit 500k anytime soon, game sales in japan die too quickly
haxxiy (on 16 March 2009)
Shall hit 500k in Japan alone. Wow.
Egghead (on 16 March 2009)
I think this will not go past the 500k mark, lowest will be 450k though

Very impressive for a Japan-only game
Heavenly_King (on 15 March 2009)
I want this game to come to NA!!!!. Come on Sony, if Sega does not want to publish this game outside japan, YOU MUST DO IT!!!
DiplomaticImmunity (on 15 March 2009)
i want the na version as well, but it's probably not coming out here
snyperdud (on 14 March 2009)
@ headshot

It's to be expected,this is Japan.
GTAIV08 (on 14 March 2009)
damn it nearly sold half a million in japan alone.
headshot91 (on 13 March 2009)
massive drop off
Dgc1808 (on 12 March 2009)
Very good sales so far.
arsenal009 (on 12 March 2009)
What will end up with more sales in Japan, this or Taiko Drum Master?
Gearbox (on 12 March 2009)

i think it will but in like half a year from now :( honeslty this would hav been a great time for them to bring this game to america. advertise it like the next GTA almost and BAM 10 million lols(if only eh lol)
SickleSigh (on 12 March 2009)
I don't think this is coming to NA
Dark Odin (on 11 March 2009)
I loved the demo! can´t wait for the NA version
Cowboys4u86 (on 10 March 2009)
I'm guessing it will get close to 750k lifetime, if a cheaper version comes out then it might push close to the million mark. That would be a very optimistic outlook however. 400k after two weeks is definitely something to be proud of when it comes to Japan.
Gearbox (on 09 March 2009)
@ XxXProphecyXxX

i was close it fell to 60k
outlawauron (on 09 March 2009)
Well, the preview was off first week by about 25k according to MC.
Stats87 (on 09 March 2009)
61k this week, it should reach the 500k mark. Then when it gets a cheaper version it may even reach 600k at some point.
snyperdud (on 09 March 2009)
Preview said around 60K.

Not bad,considering it's Japan.
outlawauron (on 09 March 2009)
Second week should be around 80-105k.

The Yakuza series usually are pretty good legs.
halil23 (on 08 March 2009)
I've got 1 & 2, brilliant game, Sega localize 3 & Kenzan pretty please ☺
terislb (on 08 March 2009)
would be so happy if this was getting a english release .-.
K-DOGG (on 07 March 2009)
this game better make it to the states.
XxXProphecyXxX (on 07 March 2009)

"this game may prolly fall 40-50k"

it may or may not

207k-WKC first week
73k-second week
Gearbox (on 06 March 2009)
les then i expected :(

480,695 for metal gear solid 4 week one and 64,219 for week two.

this game will prolly fall down to 40-50k

still nice sales
Dgc1808 (on 06 March 2009)
Impressive sales.
snyperdud (on 06 March 2009)
Fantastic opening,way more than I expected.
Resistance09 (on 06 March 2009)
ethomaz (on 06 March 2009)
Media Create says 372,301 in first week. I belived that 355K is without bundles.
VGSpain (on 06 March 2009)
I wanna have this game now!!

In Meristation (spanish magazine) say it sold 372k first week.

It must be in 400k now!
NicholasCage (on 06 March 2009)
I heard from other sites it sold a total of 380k-400k so far now.
Xen (on 05 March 2009)
Great start.
TheConduit (on 05 March 2009)
Shit they better bring this to EU
Drage (on 05 March 2009)
NA/EU release NOW!
limelight022 (on 05 March 2009)
355K in a week...in japan! WOW!!
play_ea (on 05 March 2009)
Ahhh i want this
Barozi (on 05 March 2009)
Nice sales. I'm not sure if I should get it...
Thechalkblock (on 05 March 2009)
Very impressive first week sales in Japan.
Gearbox (on 27 February 2009)
thats better then any other first WEEK for a yakuza game in japan EVER
headhunterz67 (on 27 February 2009)
232k first day in Japan!
Simulacrum (on 04 February 2009)
Plz come to europe...
lexmanka (on 18 January 2009)
This is my most anticipated PS3 game by far. Please Sega, bring it to the West!
oliist (on 01 January 2009)
Hopefully it will hit the shores outside of Japan.
Xen (on 10 December 2008)
US release.

Come on, US release! now!
scottsdone (on 09 December 2008)
I'm not even going to wait for NA release, just gonna import it. Sooooo want.
johaines (on 09 December 2008)
Hopefully it will be realeased in Europe too...First 2 parts have been very good
Gearbox (on 01 December 2008)
cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait

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Mr Puggsly (on 30 December 2015)
Just finished this game. Not bad, better
gameplay than 1 and 2. I have Yakuza 4
and 5 in the backlog as well.
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italo244 (on 19 November 2011)
2.71k to 1 million!
axumblade (on 19 November 2011)
Looks like it'll be close but I think
this can pull off the official million
by the end of the year. :D
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cool action game..
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