Yakuza 3 Not Being Released Outside of Japan? False, says SEGA.


It was rumored earlier this year that a North American release of Yakuza 3 wasn’t on the table by SEGA as a result of poor sales of the first two games outside of its native Japan. However, posting in the comments section on the U.S. PlayStation Blog, SEGA’s Aaron Webbster stated, “Yakuza 3 is not cancelled – and the possibility for localizing it does, in fact, still exist.”

“The original news story that went around about Yakuza 3 being declined for the US was false, and localizing the game still remains a big point of discussion for many people here at SEGA, and especially those of us on SEGA’s community team.I know it’s far from an announcement, but I just felt you should know that the chance does still exist.”

Maybe Yakuza 3 will be bundled with the recently announced Yakuza 4 for US audiences.


Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Darrin on September 17th, 2009 [ 17143 Points ]

    Well, I’m glad that they didn’t cancel it but…

    Jeez, it’s still merely a “point of discussion”? Just write the check to the localization shop! If they wait a few years, the window of interest will have passed.

  2. #2 by Trieloth on September 17th, 2009 [ 3426 Points ]

    I played the jpn demo a while ago and I wasnt that impressed. I didnt play the first two so I probably shouldnt have judge it till I have played the others :/ .


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