Yakuza 3 American Release Still "Unconfirmed"

Keep hope alive! It seems SEGA America's Ray Almeda misspoke and gave his own personal opinion to The Examiner that Yakuza 3 will not be released in the States because of subpar Yakuza 2 sales.

The Examiner has since run an update, explaining those remarks were not "official SEGA statements." The Examiner adds, "SEGA still hasn't made any mention of an upcoming release or revealed plans to release it stateside."

PS3 exclusive Yakuza 3 (AKA Ryu Ga Gotoku 3) was released in Japan last February, selling over 200,000 copies in its first day.

Yakuza 3 US release date announced: Never [The Examiner Thanks, Tony!]


    Looks like I'm going to have to learn Japanese if I want to enjoy Yakuza 3 then.

      Let me know when you start class and I'll join you. Mind, SEGA America will have at least two pre-orders if it does end up on their release schedule.

    I'm pretty sure the reason for the lack of sales for 2 had alot to do with the lack of publicity, and the fact they released well into the life cycle of the newer platforms. There comes a point where people are only so interested in new releases for the previous generation of consoles.

    Sega to have a tendency to not promote games then sit back scratch their stupid heads and complain about poor sales all the while wondering why.

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