Yakuza 3 shipments top 500,000

SEGA has confirmed that its PlayStation 3 exclusive adventure sequel Yakuza 3 has shipped a mammoth 500,000 units in Japan since its release last month.

If that wasn’t enough to float your boat, the latest sales data from the region also shows that the game is on its way to surpassing the same milestone in terms of overall units sold – mighty impressive, we’d say.

Unfortunately, the chances of the game receiving a western release are looking rather slim at present, with SEGA having previously commented it has no plans to launch the game outside of Japan. This decision is largely attributed to the fact past Yakuza games have failed to spark much interest in North America and Europe.

Still, we’re keeping our fingers crossed this changes in the future.