Positive Yakuza 3 Sales In The West? Please Can We Have Yakuza 4 Then, KTHX!

The game's overt Japanese nature made it a tough-sell for many consumers, and many were worried about how the game would be received.

But SEGA's come out to say, "hey, it was all good", providing the following statement on the SoA forums:
"As was mentioned a couple times above, SEGA doesn't generally release any specific numbers in terms of game sales. (Even in Valkyria's case, after a huge surge, we listed percentages.)

So, while I'm not able to give you any numbers, I can at least still confirm that the initial sales were really positive, and that all of the fans who jumped in to support the franchise in the west did a great job."</blockquote>

We'll keep our fingers crossed for Yakuza 4 then, which is already available in Japan.