Yakuza 0 Tops Charts in Japan for Both PS3 and PS4
Sega's recently released action game, Yakuza 0, has been topping the charts in Japan and encouraged a boom in PS4 sales, but we're still dying for its Western release.
Yakuza 0 is the prequel to the Yakuza series of video games developed and published by Sega. It just released in Japan on March 12 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and it's already topping the charts. Unfortunately, we're still left wondering if we'll ever see it arrive on Western shores. Although Destructoid reports that the game sold much better on the older system, the PlayStation 3, but that together the two consoles managed to dish out a total of 236,329 physical copies, which has Yakuza 0 sitting atop the country's hardware charts. If you're wondering why the PlayStation 3 version had many more sales than the PlayStation 4, it's just a Japan thing. Apparently, Japan is still waiting for a majority of its players to make the jump to current-gen with the PS4. However, with the recent release of Yakuza 0 and Dragon Quest Heroes at the beginning of March, PlayStation 4 console sales have taken a marginal spike.
It's still not confirmed whether Yakuza 0 will ever reach our Western shores, but if we're going on past games, the odds just aren't in our favor. Yakuza 5, Yakuza 0's predecessor, has been out since 2012 and is expected to finally make its worldwide debut later this year. How about we just skip 5 and go straight to 0? Continue to not port your biggest hits, Sega, and keep wondering why the company had to downsize and focus on mobile games, while we just keep twiddling our thumbs until you release games we actually WANT to play. Just translate the text and add subtitles, don't worry about English dubs, the game is called Yakuza for a reason.