A new post to the Japanese official SEGA website celebrates the 500k shipment mark being crossed for Yakuza 6 with regards to sales in the Japan and Asia region. This sales figure total covers both physical and digital sales, and is especially noteworthy since it has only been one week since the game’s wide release. It should also be said that, considering the prevalence of mobile gaming (particularly so in Japan), seeing the continued endurance of the Yakuza series is remarkable.
The above-linked post also mentions in its first paragraph that sales for the Yakuza franchise has crossed 9 million worldwide. What with the boom in Yakuza series localizations, we can hope to boost that number even further ourselves. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will release in the West in 2018, and Yakuza Kiwami will release in the summer of 2017.
It’s unfortunate that Yakuza 6 did not release earlier in the year, as it would have qualified for a Gold Prize. The more accolades, the merrier!