SEGA's Yakuza series has been successful in its native Japan. In the West, not so — blame poor localizations for that! Now, it looks like Yakuza 3's North America release is undecided. Crud.
The previous Yakuza title Ryu Ga Gotoku: KENZAN! still hasn't gotten a localized Western release. And when asked about upcoming PS3 exclusive Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (aka Yakuza 3), SEGA told site PS3Center.net: "We currently don't know what the future of the Yakuza franchise is for North America."
SEGA America did mention optimistically that it hoped the Yakuza titles would get North America releases. Unlike the tragically dubbed Yakuza, Japanese voice options for KENZAN! and Yakuza 3 pretty please!
American release of next Yakuza titles is questionable [PS3Center via Sega Nerds]