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.