Sony has revealed the results from the official 2015 PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards, and Yakuza 5 has ranked in the top three in two categories. It got 2nd place in the “Best PS3” games category (behind Metal Gear Solid V) and 3rd place in the “Best Digital Release” category (behind Rocket League and Life is Strange). Yakuza 4, which fans could also vote for as “Best Free PS Plus game”, unfortunately didn’t get enough votes to rank in the top 7. On the side of Atlus, Persona 4: Dancing All Night managed to rank 3rd as “Best PS Vita Game”.
It’s certainly nice to see Yakuza 5 getting recognition from the gaming community, despite being released this late in the PS3’s lifetime! With this, and Yakuza 0 also confirmed to be localized for the West on PS4, things are starting to look up for the future of the Yakuza franchise in the West.