Professor Layton becomes the face of Japan’s 3DS launch…

Puzzle Nintendo News 3DS

This bit of news caught me a bit off guard, but it is still rather interesting. Of course by now you all know that the 3DS went on sale barely under a week ago in Japan, having sold nearly 400,000 units. Professor Layton & The Mask of Miracle was however the top seller between the actual launch software in Japan for the unit selling 119,591 copies altogether. To put this in perspective of how huge this really is, Nintendogs + Cats did in fact come in second for the handheld, but with sales just barely over half that. Even just at 60,000 copies, that is still very respectable for first weeks sales, so it seems the dogs still have it on their front as well.

Considering that the Layton series claimed the top spot out of all the Japanese launch titles says how popular the titles in general have became since debuting only four years ago. I for one love the Layton titles, but unfortunately Mask of Miracle still hasn’t received an official release date for overseas.

It just goes to show you how quickly the whole market can change in a generation and how ten years ago, the Layton series would not have even been possible without the technology that is the DS. Hats off to you Professor.

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  • ropes

    I loved the Layton series. The puzzles in them were fun and interesting. The storyline works most of the time and the games have lots of replay value.

  • v8hilux

    does this really need 3d tech, expecting to see alot of titles that don’t really need it. is it just me though but the screen shots look like the artwork style usesd in the tin tin tv series

  • blakehu

    Layton RLZ 😀 At least for me.

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