Yakuza 5 Sales Remain Relatively Stable In Japan

By Ishaan . December 16, 2012 . 3:00pm

Yakuza 5 sold 356,757 copies in its first week in Japan, upon its release. Sales tracking firm, Media Create, report that was 65.80% of the game’s initial shipment. This is a little bit lower than the last couple of Yakuza games.


Yakuza 4, which was released in 2010, sold 383,972 copies in its first week, and sold 72.01% through of its shipment in that week.


Meanwhile, Yakuza 3, released in 2009, sold 372301 copies in its first week, and sold through 78.57% of its shipment during that week.


The slight drop in Yakuza 5 figures doesn’t really seem like anything to get worked up over. It’s the third—fourth, if you count Yakuza: Kenzan—game in the series on the PlayStation 3, and sales have remained fairly stable. It looks like the series has quite the dedicated fanbase that’s willing to jump in early.

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  • Prithivi

    “It’s the third—fourth, if you count Yakuza: Kenzan—game in the series on the PlayStation 3”

    It’s actually the fifth (Yakuza: Dead Souls) =D
    I do hope the game gets to Europe soon…

    • Guest


    • Oh, that’s right… I forgot Dead Souls. But well, that game is so different from the rest of the series that it probably isn’t practical to include it anyway.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        I still have to beat the game. I’ve been playing it frequently but if there’s one thing I can complain about is the framerate. I know consoles have 6+ year old hardware but it’s insane how much it slows down (A shame since the facial detail on the characters during cutscenes and even during gameplay are absolutely stunning).

        Now to be fair… if it wasn’t for the zombies or the OTT plot then it would be a normal Yakuza game.

        • xXDGFXx

          The game is pretty broken, tbh. It was a good attempt, and the action was interesting, but the controls are just borked to hell and the engine is bloated.

  • heartless141

    as much as i remember, Yakuza 4 on release was 6000 yen ish.
    Yakuza 5 is 8000 yen, which is why i didn’t run to akiba and line up on the first day.

  • I just hope Sega can confirm a localization for this game, ASAP.

    • Hidayat246

      is not every main number series yakuza always come to US???????

  • I bought it day one. I am about 40 hours in and I haven’t even broke 20% completion yet. There is just so much stuff to do in each area with each character. Sega really outdid themselves this time.

  • Haruka looks so odd… The game’s okay though. I’m 15 hours in, so far I’ve street raced a taxi, wrestled a bear, and danced battled a schoolgirl.

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    from the demo you can see it have some improvements in the batle system but certainly not big ones, even though yakuza 4 made me expemnd 60 hours and i still am goood to go for more.

  • Nitraion

    I always like yakuza’s sub-stories… they really fun XD
    my complain is only when you just advance the main stories its really short game…

  • sperium

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this. Saejima vs. Bear, boss fight of the year!

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