Despite it enjoying a staggered digital release over the last few months, the Yakuza Remastered Collection became the biggest selling new game last week when it launched physically. Success that the series has been struggling to enjoy in recent times. However, whether this is only a reflection on its popularity outside of Japan or even a sign of things to come globally is yet to be seen.
It does at least prove to SEGA that there is an audience out there for everyone’s favourite digital crime syndicate. So, carry on developing them – please!
In all, the Remastered Collection, which fills in the middle of the series, sold enough to secure third place in the charts. However, it was joined by a number of repeat offenders – Gran Theft Auto V and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, I’m looking at you two. And it only had Dreams down in eighth position for “newbie company”.
That’s because, in addition to the pair of overstayers above, Minecraft, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order and FIFA 20 all made up the remaining places. And there’s no arguing that they’ve been around for a bit now. The top spot was claimed by the football franchise and the sci-fi flop took a healthy fourth, whilst Luigi’s Mansion 3 and NBA 2K20 brought up the rear.
But then again somebody has to, so they shouldn’t feel too neglected – they did enough, at least, to make the top ten, after all.
It’ll be interesting to see where the game stands when the figures are re-released in the weeks to come. In the meantime, here’s the full list, in proper format:
- FIFA 20
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Yakuza Remastered Collection
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- NBA 2K20
Source: Game Industry Biz