Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth’s Physical Pre-Orders “Biggest” In The Series

The game's off to a remarkable start.

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  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is one of the latest JRPGs to be released in the industry right now.
  • The game, comprising remarkable hype prior to its launch, clocked immense pre-order sales.
  • As per Masayoshi Yokoyama, pre-order sales have been the biggest in the history of the franchise.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the latest game in the long-running Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s Like a Dragon franchise, which was previously known as Yakuza for Western audiences. As per a 4gamer interview with the developer studio’s frontman Masayoshi Yokoyama, it has been revealed that Infinite Wealth’s physical pre-order sales are the highest in the history of the series. A commendable feat, to say the least.

Sales are particularly strong in Japan. Currently, there is a packaged version and a digital version, so it is not possible to compare the numbers with past works, but if you just look at the number of pre-orders for the packaged version, it is probably the ‘best’ in the history of the series. I can say this now, but when we released ‘Ryu Ga Gotoku 7,’ there were extremely few orders for the packaged version,” iterates Yokoyama. 

Other topics were expanded on as well, such as how the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to stunted growth of Infinite’s Wealth development. As per the Chief Producer of the Like a Dragon series Hiroyuki Sakamoto, the developers had to analyze Hawaii remotely to be able to portray it in their game accurately while also making sure that progress in making the title wasn’t stopped completely. 

Approximately one-third of the production period was during a time when the impact of the coronavirus was large, so there was a period when we were worried about the pace at which we should make the game and whether we would be able to make it properly. That’s why we continued production while conducting on-site reporting in Hawaii remotely,” says Sakamoto. 

On a side note, Infinite Wealth has a map size that’s thrice the size of its predecessor, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, so the prospect of going through the entire title sure sounds exciting. However, if you’ve been holding back on purchasing the title thinking that it’ll land on Game Pass sooner or later, don’t. “At the moment, there are no plans for Infinite Wealth to come to Game Pass,” confirmed RGG Studio head a while back.

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Infinite Wealth came out on January 26, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and surprisingly on old-gen consoles as well. eXputer reviewed the title and rated it 4.5/5.0, with expert reviewer Usama Mehmood calling it “a JRPG powerhouse that delivers one of the most endearing stories to date and an aspiring open-world design.” 

If you’ve just started playing, here are the best jobs to take up in Infinite Wealth, followed by this guide on how to upgrade weapons and give your opponents hell in the JRPG. 

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