Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) Ships Over Half A Million

PS3 exclusive Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 is a smash hit. The game sold 372,000 copies in its first week and is one of the biggest selling copies on the PLAYSTATION 3.

The game has in-game tie-ups with 27 different companies, including a karaoke parlor, a sake distillery and a tanning salon. The voice cast boasts some of Japan's biggest stars, and a theme song by popstar Eikichi Yazawa. The game also features model Rina Sakurai, who I interviewed for Arcade Mania.

SEGA announced today that over 500,000 copies of the game have been shipped.