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Yakuza 6 Crosses 500,000 Shipments In Japan and Asia, Franchises Sees 9 Million in Sales Worldwide

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!

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Yakuza 6 and Puyo Puyo Chronicle Enter the Top 10 in the Latest Media Create Sales Chart

The new Media Create sales results are in, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has topped the video game sales chart in Japan its first week by selling a total of 218,168 copies. It’s a low sales number for the PlayStation 4 exclusive game if we compare it to previous entries in the series, but one has to note that console sales in Japan have been on the decline for a while now. Back in 2012, Yakuza 5 sold 356,757 copies in its first week on the PlayStation 3.

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Japanese Yakuza 6 Web Commercial

Tomorrow, on December 8th in Japan, Yakuza 6 will be publicly available for purchase in Japan. Ahead of its wide release, SEGA recently uploaded a new minute-long commercial for Yakuza 6 to their YouTube channel.

The commercial showcases the many characters and minigames within Yakuza 6, capturing the variety of elements to be enjoyed in what is being described as Kiryu’s final chapter as the leading protagonist of the Yakuza franchise. It also attempts to capture the multifaceted tones and sense of drama that the Yakuza franchise is known for, from the serious to the outlandish.

If you missed it: this past weekend at Playstation Experience 2016, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza: Kiwami were confirmed for localization in the West, with details on release schedule to be released at a later date. Anyone remember the days of the Yakuza franchise when people were writing and mailing letters to show support for Yakuza 5′s localization? It seems those moments are long past.

Watch the clip below!

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Yakuza 6 - Reality Versus Game Comparison

Yakuza 6: Comparison Between Real Life Photos and In-game Screenshots

We learned before that Onomichi, in the Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, is a location that you’ll be able to visit in SEGA’s Yakuza 6. Onomichi is a small port town that faces the Seto Inland Sea, and is known for its steep hillsides and historic temples, as well as its “Cat Alley” where one can find 108 stone cats which are scattered across the trail. As is typically the case for Yakuza games, the developers have taken care to faithfully reproduce the town in the game.

The Japanese PlayStation blog has recently posted an article where they talk about the various play spots in Kamurocho and Onomichi that are included in the game. But they also show a comparison between real photos, taken by Dengeki PlayStation, and in-game screenshots from Yakuza 6. The real photos are unfortunately in a very low resolution, but it still provides us with an interesting look at the accuracy with which some of the existing locations have been replicated in the game. You can see the comparisons side-by-side below!  Note that left is the real photo and right is an in-game screenshot.

Sanyo Main Line Train (in a retro yellow color)

Climbing the stairs up the hill

Town center

The Mt. Senkoji ropeway (cable car)

Ferry into the Seto Inland Sea

Yakuza 6 TV Commercial

Both Yakuza 6 And Yakuza Kiwami Confirmed for Release in the West at PlayStation Experience 2016!

Not one, but two Yakuza games have been announced for the West! After Yakuza Kiwami earlier on, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has also been officially confirmed for the West at PlayStation Experience 2016! The game will be released in North America and Europe in early 2018. That makes a total of three Yakuza games that Sega of America has in the pipeline now, so fans of the series definitely have a lot to look forward to! You can watch the announcement trailer below, uploaded by devilleon7, as well as the official Yakuza Kiwami announcement trailer.

You can find more details on Yakuza Kiwami in this article from community manager John Hardin on the official PlayStation blog here.

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Yakuza 6 TV Commercial

Two New Yakuza 6 TV Commercials Airing in Japan

SEGA has uploaded two short TV commercials for Yakuza 6 to their YouTube channel. The commercials will be seen on TVs in Japan ahead of the game’s launch on Thursday December 8, 2016, exclusively for the PlayStation 4. The regular version of the game will cost 8,190 yen (excluding tax). Recently a demo for the game was released on the Japanese PlayStation Network, and you can read my thoughts on it here. You can find the two commercials below!

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Yakuza 6 Early Scenario Previews

Famitsu has recently uploaded to their YouTube account three preview videos of Yakuza 6, ahead of the game’s impending release in Japan. Yakuza series director Masayoshi Yokoyama was present to provide commentary, and much of the commentary being featured is comical.

The first two videos contain many cutscene segments, while the third video is an adventure demo, set in Kamurocho. Please be warned that these videos, particularly the first two, are not for people who don’t want to be spoiled. Important plot progressions are already shown in the early parts of the game.

The demo for Yakuza 6 is scheduled to be made available today (November 29th in Japan) on the Japanese Playstation Store, as of this article’s writing! The full game will release on December 8th.

The next Yakuza title planned for release in the West is Yakuza 0, set for January of next year.

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, VR Future Live, Valkyria: Azure Revolution and Yakuza 6 Will Be Enchanced on PlayStation 4 Pro

In a recent article, Yakuza Fan points out that Yakuza 6 is on the list of games that will support the PlayStation 4 Pro (illustrated by a “PS4 Pro Enhanced” label), rendering the game at 4K. It’s unclear at this point if it’s native 4K or if they’ll opt for some form of upscaling from 1800P.

However, aside from Yakuza 6, the list also includes three other SEGA games: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD, Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live and Valkyria; Azure Revolution. From what I can gather from the remarks on the list, the update for Project DIVA X HD was actually already released in Japan. It’s unclear what benefits the games will get from PS4 Pro, but we can at least assume an increased resolution on 4K TVs, and improved anti-aliasing on 1080P TVs by means of downsampling. At this point it’s not clear if Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X received an update in the West, but we’ll update the article if or when we learn more.

UPDATE: more details on Project DIVA X HD and VR Future Live enhancements were posted in an update on the official SEGA feat. Hatsune Miku blog.

Project DIVA X HD Enchancements on PS4 Pro

  • By connecting to a 4K compatible TV, you can enjoy at a resolution of 3840 × 2160 (unclear if it’s native or not).
  • The quality of the 3D models has been enhanced.
  • The image resolution of screenshots taken in “Photo Studio” will support 3840 × 2160.
  • VR mode now has a 90hz mode. This is interesting, because typically games run at 60fps and are converted to 120fps via “asynchronous reprojection”. This involves a process similar to interpolation, that inserts new frames that were created based on information from the previous ones. However, it’s not a perfect solution compared to native 120fps output. The 90hz mode is a different mode that doesn’t use asynchronous reprojection, delivering 90 fps of “real” frames rendered by the game. I don’t have a Playstation 4 Pro at the moment, but I’m interested in comparing the 120Hz mode to the 90Hz mode and seeing which looks better. From what I imagine, 120Hz will be smoother, while 90Hz will offer better image quality.

Project DIVA: VR Future Live Enchancements on PS4 Pro

  • Also supports a 90fps mode.
  • The quality of the 3D models has been enhanced.
Yakuza 6 Demo

Upcoming Yakuza 6 Demo Will Allow You to Transfer over Save Data to Full Game

SEGA has announced that they’ll be releasing a demo for Yakuza 6 in Japan which will allow people to play the first chapter of the game. You’ll also be able to visit some of the play spots in the game. In addition, the demo will allow you to transfer the save game data over to the final game when it’s released on December 8, 2016.

It’s interesting to see SEGA release more demos of their PS4 games in recent times (Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live, Valkyria: Azure Revolution and Yakuza 6), as it’s a practice that had all but disappeared in recent times.

Source: Hachima via: Siliconera