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.