Yakuza Series Sales Hit 9 Million Worldwide, As Yakuza 6 Ships 500,000 Copies

Some good, well deserved numbers.

Posted By | On 16th, Dec. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

There’s a reason that Sega continues to make Yakuza games- they’re just very successful for them overall. Even Yakuza 6, which was a significantly diminished debut for the franchise compared to some previous entries, has managed to hit 500,000 shipments across Japan and Asia, according to Sega. The number includes physical and digital copies, both.

In the process, total worldwide shipments for the Yakuza series are now at 9 million worldwide- an impressive number, to be sure, and one that more than justifies the continued investment in the games (you know what else justifies that investment? The fact that Yakuza games are awesome).

Yakuza 6 is available now in Japan, and it is exclusively on the PS4. It will launch in the west over the next year or so- for now, we will be getting Yakuza 0, the prequel to the entire franchise, launching next month, also exclusively on the PS4 (it sounds like the PS3 SKU was cut for the localization).

[Thanks Gematsu]

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  • The truth-ier

    The first Yokuza came out in 2005, literally you consider this a success…. 9 million for a whole serious over a 11 year period. Thats nothing spectacular, and it said 9 million shipped world wide, thats not sold through, so your headline is a bit misleading.

    • Mark

      I initially felt the same, but what really matters is how big of a budget Yakuza spends. If it’s quite small, and Sega made that money back by 2-3 times, who knows, it may be successful to them I guess

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