Yakuza 3 has 5GB mandatory install

The latest issue of Japan’s famitsu magazine has revealed that SEGA’s upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Yakuza 3 will carry a mandatory install of approximately 5,120MB.

Naturally, until SEGA decide to pull their socks up and announce a western release, this really only applies to Japanese consumers and those of you willing to fork out for an import copy.

Due for release in Japan on February 26, Yakuza 3 takes place in Kamuro-cho, the fictional setting for the original two games, and the real-world southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, with players once again assuming control of series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu.

Hopefully we’ll have confirmation of a western release in the near future. Stay tuned.