PS3 Exclusive Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) Sold 300,000

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PS3 exclusive Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) went on sale February 26. How'd it do? Let's hear what its designer, the very tanned Toshihiro Nagoshi, has to say:

First and foremost, it sold 300,000 copies.
Thank you very much.

Nagoshi's post is quite terse, and he doesn't explicitly say Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 sold 300,000 copies, and hints at more to come next week.

If this figure is correct, it would mean that Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 has already debuted in the top ten PS3 game life-to-date sales. As impressive as 300,000 copies sold, it falls short of PS3 first week Japanese big boss Metal Gear Solid 4. The stealth action game shifted 465,000 units.

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ありがとうございます。 [とりあえず乾杯デショ via シロイブログ]

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I hope this comes out in the UK. Not for me specifically (I like Yakuza but don't LOVE it) but for my brother. He doesn't play many games. He generally gets obsessed with one or two games per generation. Last gen those two games were Shenmue 1&2. I bought him Yakuza 1&2 because they were made by the same people as Shenmue and he loved them. If Yakuza 3 doesn't get released here it'll be Shenmue 3 all over again :O