Western fans had yearned for a release of Yakuza 5 for so long that a digital release was a perfect alternative to not being released at all. For physical game collectors (and hardcore Yakuza fans), it was a bit disappointing to have every other Yakuza game as a physical copy except the latest one.
Limited Run Games, a company that releases physical copies of digital games, has entertained the idea of giving Yakuza 5 a chance at physical glory. A representative of Limited Run Games recently went on NeoGAF to discuss a list of games that they were considering making physical releases for, and Yakuza 5 was on their list.
“We would love to go after things like,
The Atelier series (there are a bunch that never got physical!)
Attack On Titan
So yeah let us know if you’d legit buy these titles.”
While Yakuza 5 may cost $39.99 on the PlayStation Store, a physical copy may end up costing you $45-$50 and they would have to order at 5,000-10,000 copies. If you would like to see a physical copy of Yakuza 5, you can scream it from the rooftops or go on Twitter and let @LimitedRunGames know.