Today Yakuza series Executive Director Toshihiro Nagoshi hosted his usual Sega Nama livestream, and provided an update about the sales of Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Nagoshi-san mentioned that the game has now shipped over 300,000 copies. He also added that it feels good, even if it was unfortunate that there were shortages at retail.
You can see the moment of the reveal at the bottom of the post.
It’ll be interesting to see the overall performance of the game when it launches in the west this year, considering that it’s very different in terms of gameplay compared to previous chapters of the series.
For those unfamiliar with it, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, titled Ryo Ga Gotoku 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan, is the latest mainline game of the Yakuza series, despite the western title that makes it sound more like a spinoff.
It features a brand new hero and completely overhauled gameplay more akin to a turn-based JRPG than to previous action games of the Yakuza franchise.
If you’d like to see more about Yakuza: Like a Dragon, you can check out a bunch of commercials from earlier this morning, the latest trailer, the previous promotional video, some gameplay from a few days ago, more gameplay showing all the jobs, some focusing on minigames, a batch of screenshots introducing the men of the Seiryukai, more showing the Omi Union crew, a few female characters that will help Ichiban Kasuga, a look at some inevitable product placement, one the at battle mechanics, another showing enemies and summons, one focusing on making money at the beginning of the game, one showcasing more advanced money-making activities, another on the new town Isezaki Ijincho, one on the Human Power stats, one on the Dragon Kart minigame, one showcasing the Bleach Japan organization, one featuring the Sujimon feature, one showcasing the return of old heroes, another focusing on how they will be summonable in battle, one showing fresh faces, and one focusing on photo mode and more.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon launched in Japan on January 16, 2020, exclusively for PS4. It’ll also come west later next year.