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Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions Tops Xbox Charts

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2002 @ 6:19 p.m. PST

Activision, Inc. today announced that its mission-based driving game WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions was the #1 best-selling title nationwide in dollars and units for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft during the week of February 3 - 9, 2002. This outstanding mark was made with only four days in distribution.
“With innovative gameplay and stunning graphics, WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions truly showcases the power of Xbox and delivers a solid mission-based driving game,” said Ron Doornink, President and COO, Activision, Inc. “We anticipate that the game will remain a strong seller for months to come as Xbox begins its European rollout.”

WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions for Xbox was awarded Editor’s Choice by Official Xbox Magazine. In describing the game the magazine said, “There’s simply never been anything like this” and hailed the variety of play as “staggering.” Additionally, IGNXbox.com, said “WRECKLESS is one of those games that will make you glad you have the system.”

WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions immerses players in the unpredictable underworld of Hong Kong by allowing players to choose from two distinct storylines – either as part of an elite task force assigned to take down the Hong Kong mafia or as a high-level government agent trying to uncover links between the mafia and the police. The title is rated “T” (“Teen” - Violence – content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) and carries a $49.99 suggested retail price.

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