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Yakuza 5

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Yakuza 5
Y5 Cover.jpg
Release Date: Original
  • December 2012 (JP)
  • December 2015 (WW)


  • June 2019 (PS4; JP)
  • February 2020 (PS4; WW)
  • January 2021 (XBO, WIN; WW)
Developer: Ryu ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher: SEGA
Series: Yakuza
Platforms: PlayStation 3 (Original)

PlayStation 4, XBOX One, Microsoft Windows (Remaster)

Genre: Action, JRPG, Brawler

Yakuza 5 (龍が如く5 夢、叶えし者, Ryū ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono, lit. "Like a Dragon 5: Fulfiller of Dreams") is a videogame by SEGA released in December 2012 in Japan and December 2015 in the rest of the world as a digital download for PlayStation 3. A remastered version was released in Japan in June 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and made available worldwide in February 2020 as a PSN download and physical edition of the Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 trilogy. The trilogy was also released on XBOX Game Pass, Steam, and Windows 10 in January 2021. The game features five playable characters: Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, and Taiga Saejima from the previous game, as well as Haruka Sawamura and the newly-introduced Tatsuo Shinada. As well as the districts of Kamurocho, Tokyo, and Sotenbori, Osaka from previous games, there are also playable districts in Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Nagoya, making for 5 in total.

The following weapons appear in the video game Yakuza 5:


Beretta 92FS

Making a return from Yakuza: Dead Souls is this Beretta 92FS model. The shape of the safety catch and hammer are different compared to the real life model, and there is also a large "step" on the slide like the earliest variants of Beretta 92.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
Man holding Beretta.

Colt 1911-type pistol

Also returning from Dead Souls is this Colt 1911 derivative, seen being used by Masaru Watase. It is similar in appearance to the Para Ordnance LDA 7.45.

Para Ordnance LDA 7.45 - .45 ACP.
Watase with his heater.
Mysterious masked man with the 1911.
Rear view, showing the unusually-shaped hammer.

Makarov PM

This handgun has appeared in every Yakuza game since Yakuza 3. It retains its same differences from the real Makarov as it does in all these other games; those being an extended barrel and ring hammer. This also appears in-game as the "9mm automatic pistol," as well as a multicoloured version called "Mr. Random."

Baikal-442 - 9x17mm Browning/9x18mm Makarov/9x19mm. It is a Canadian market import model of the Makarov. It features an long barrel, not seen on the military Makarov pistol.
Makarov in action. Note ejected shell casing in background, which despite supposedly being a blank round shows no evidence of crimping.
Kugihara with a Makarov pistol. Given that his left wrist was just smashed by Saejima, safe to say he won't be practising his two-handed grip technique any time soon.
These thugs gotta get paid... the Ski Mask Way. Note that the pistol isn't actually blue, it's just some issue to do with the reflection map.
Kiryu however, has other ideas, appropriating the weapon to use against them. Yakuza 5 allows the player to put found weapons away, allowing them to have a gun pretty early on in the game.
Taiga Saejima preparing to shoot some baka with his Makarov.
Some thug tries to kidnap Lady Ga... I mean "Daddy Papa" with his silver Makarov. Take a note of this for the next section...
"Mr. Random."

Minebea P9

Returning from Yakuza: Dead Souls is the Minebea P9 replica (it is actually modelled as an airsoft replica, despite being presented as a live firearm in Dead Souls). This is used by Akiyama in Saigo's "Suicidal shooting" courses, and is this time presented as a replica weapon. It is also used by some thugs as the "shoddy pistol."

Minebea P9 (Right Side) - 9x19mm
Akiyama with the P9 replica airsoft gun.
The aforementioned thug's silver Makarov magically transformed itself into an M9 from the cutscene to the fight.

Modified SIG P230

A very customized version of the SIG P230 with a bronze finish and a differently-shaped trigger guard appears as the "Dragon Special" pistol. Why they decided to recycle this highly inaccurate model from Yakuza 3 rather than reuse the much more accurate model from Yakuza: Dead Souls is unclear.

SIG-Sauer P230 - 7.65 mm Browning. Older model with different style slide serrations.
Rendering of the in-game model.

SIG Pro SP2009

The heavily-customized SIG Pro SP2009 seen originally in Yakuza 3 makes a return in this game, being seen in Kamiyama's weapon workshop.

SIG Pro SP2009 - 9x19mm.
Kamiyama makes sure to keep a SIG Pro with custom wood grips behind him for emergencies.

Nambu Model 60/Smith & Wesson Model 36

This Nambu Model 60 and Smith & Wesson Model 36 hybrid with a custom handgrip and 2.5" barrel is purchasable as the "Double Action Revolver," which wrongly holds 6 rounds. It also does not appear to be modelled with a cylinder release. Himura relieves a dead prison guard of one of them to shoot Kugihara during Saejima and Baba's escape from Abashiri Prison, Hokkaido. He seems surprised that prison guards still use these old revolvers, despite the fact that--as a former detective--he ought to have known that uniformed police officers also still use them.

Snub-nose Nambu Model 60 - .38 special.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Himura commenting about the revolver, apparently having forgotten his own police training and time as a uniformed police officer, when he would have been issued with the same "antique heap of scrap!"
Double Action Revolver store description. "Unparalleled Firepower" is a very bold claim for a .38 Special revolver with a 2.5" barrel.
The remastered version of the game fixes this rather erroneous description. Obviously the new localisation team have been doing their homework by reading IMFDB.

Nambu Model 60

Police officers in the game are modelled with the Nambu Model 60 in their holsters, as evidenced by the distinctive shape of the butt and lanyard ring, which are missing on the above hybrid revolver.

Police officers with the holstered Nambu revolvers.

Walther PPK

The Walther PPK is somewhat of a Yakuza series Easter egg, being seen used by the games' respective antagonists. The Yakuza model replaces the button magazine release with a lever similar to that of the decocking lever found on a SIG-Sauer P230.

Walther PPK - 9mm kurz aka .380 ACP.
Minoru Aoyama with the PPK.
For some odd reason, police officers are using Walther pistols even though they have their Nambus holstered.
Yuki Sawada with the PPK
Top-rear view.


Baikal MP-133

The Baikal MP-133 shotgun can be purchased as the "Broken M1985." This name may be a reference to the questionable build quality of these weapons.

Baikal MP-133 shotgun with 6-round magazine tube - 12 gauge.
Saejima with the shotgun.

Coach Guns

A number of different Coach Guns are used as part of Taiga Saejima's hunting sidequest. These are referred to as "rifles" in the game, so are likely fitted with rifled barrels and firing slugs for bear hunting. This would classify it as a rifle in many countries, but the IMFDb definition of a shotgun is a weapon that is chambered for shotgun cartridges.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge.
Saejima with the coach gun.
Coach gun inside the hunter's house.

Over and under coach gun

A couple of the coach guns adopt the over/under barrel configuration.

Otto Seelig O/U - 12 gauge.
Saejima with the O/U shotgun.
Saejima getting his eye in with the O/U shotgun. Of interest here is the chrysanthemum marking, which was the Imperial Seal of Japan. This suggests that the shotgun was manufactured prior to WWII.

Submachine Guns

Minebea M-9

Another returning player model from Yakuza: Dead Souls is a submachine gun based on the Minebea M-9, a Japanese licensed variant of the Uzi submachine gun. It is seen in a scene where yakuza men open fire on the Theater Square. These guns are fitted with what appear to be suppressors, but the gunfire sound is not actually suppressed.

Minebea M-9 (current model) - 9x19 mm
Yakuza with the SMG.
Alternative view.


Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

Another returning model from Dead Souls, the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare bolt-action rifle is seen in the hands of tactical officers.

Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51 mm NATO.
Officer with the rifle.

Remington M700

A Remington M700 is seen during a cutscene in the game's finale.

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) - .308 Winchester
Rifle in a guitar case, with what appears to be a suppressor.

Unknown Rifle

The weapon dealer van model returns from Yakuza 3, complete with these strange looking rifles. They almost resemble an Armalite AR-10, except with a misshapen sight/carry handle and an odd front grip.

Armalite AR-10 "transitional" model - 7.62x51 mm NATO.
Weird rifles at the weapon dealer.
If this store name is anything to go by, maybe the resemblance to the AR-10 was deliberate...


FGM-148 Javelin

The FGM-148 Javelin missile launcher model from Dead Souls is seen very briefly in a cutscene. Two of them are used by Tojo Clan members to blow up a bunch of cars behind Kiryu. Given that the Javelin is a fire-and-forget weapon, they must have designated these cars as the target before firing in the hopes that the missiles would somehow blow a big hole into Kiryu before taking to the air. Either that, or they just thought it would be a good distraction.

FGM-148 Javelin - 127mm
Tojo Clan men with the missile launchers.
The missiles start out very slowly as they are shunted out of the launcher, before the rockets ignite and propel them forward at speed.
Kiryu deftly sidesteps the missiles as they move from a linear trajectory to take to the air in order to bomb the random empty Yamagasa family cars they were aimed at.
Kiryu then looks on as said empty Yamagasa family cars are themselves launched into the air by the explosion.


This firework launcher can be used in battle sequences. It cannot be put back into the player's inventory once taken out.

Shinada with the "Skyrocket"
Some unfortunate thug gets knocked off his feet by a firework from the "Skyrocket."

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