Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Sells 85% Of Shipment

By Ishaan . March 29, 2013 . 12:15pm

As we reported on Thursday, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was the top-selling new release in Japan last week. The game sold 280,151 copies.

 

Japanese sales tracker Media-Create have updated with their weekly report and mention that Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon sold through 84.79% of its shipment.

 

Additionally, Media-Create also confirmed our suspicions that the holiday effect was responsible for revitalized sales across the board last week.

 

In addition to several notable new releases during the week, a national holiday last Wednesday and the effect of the Spring break is causing an increase in the number of consumers in stores. As a result of this, sales figures saw a boost, and were especially notable in the case of consistent sellers like the Mario series.

 

Something else of interest that occurred last week was that the regular Nintendo 3DS saw higher growth than the 3DS XL, which is something you don’t see very often nowadays. The reason for this was that Nintendo released two new colours for the regular 3DS model—Gloss Pink and Light Blue.

 


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  • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

    Looks like Weegee is moving on up in the world! Also Nintendo is firing up those money printers again it seems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

    Year of Luigi

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    So, are the 36 or so trolls that were happily slandering the site on Thursday and calling us biased going to come out and own up? Where are you, @sevyne:disqus?

    • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

      Well you were pretty spot on in your projects as usual Ishaan, though in regard with what firenze said is there a way for you to pull sales specs for for digital copies and for sales of Fire Emblem, Luigi’s Mansion, and 3DS/XL units sold for this week stateside? I think it would be interesting to compare the sales data for both sides of the pacific especially considering that many areas here have been out for spring break and there is a holiday coming up in the next couple of days.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Well, if after three years of doing this we still couldn’t get the most basic of things right, we probably wouldn’t be doing it any more. :P

        Unfortunately, there’s no way to estimate digital sales data in the U.S. (or Europe… or anywhere else). Digital sales tend to be a closely-guarded secret by most publishers. So far, Nintendo seems to be the only company willing to share download sales figures, and even there, we don’t always get a full breakdown of how much was digital and how much was retail. :(

        • Ereek

          Has it been 3 years already?

          Well, here’s to hoping for another 3 years at least!

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            The sales column has been running for about three years now, yeah. And thanks. :)

    • Elemiel

      Was Sevyne the guy who was like “ugh why did I come back here?”, maybe he left again. :|

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Maybe he should stay gone this time. :P

    • Kostapro

      Naming and shaming, how classy.

      • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

        That comment is better directed at the buffoon who threw ad hominems without researching properly in the first place. Why should he deserve the benefit and dignity of anonymity after openly insulting someone?

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        If you act like a nut job around here, you should expect to get called out for it. There are consequences for the things people say and do.

        • mirumu

          Honestly I think this comments thread is an extremely bad idea. It’s not going to change the opinion of anyone who thinks you’re biased (Especially on an article about good Nintendo news). If anything acknowledging them suggests you think their opinion is worth responding to, and if they were just trolling then it lets them know it’s working. It also make the site feel a bit unprofessional with both you and DrakosAmatras getting in on it. Responding is a no-win situation for you or the site.

          Also, if you are going to crack down on trolling posts and prove you’re unbiased then it’s best to be consistent about it. *cough* Luna *cough* Honestly I like a lot of Luna’s posts, and she has some really insightful comments, but could you honestly say she isn’t a troll? I’m obviously not suggesting you ban her. Personally I’m happy to wade through whatever comments people make, trolls or otherwise, but being inconsistent just adds fuel to the fire.

          It is annoying however when a really good/interesting discussion ends up buried by some silly flame war. Hard to know what would solve it though. Sites with a small group of trusted users seem to devolve into cliques with little of interest to say. Disagreement is not only healthy, but essential for any worthwhile discussion. In that sense I’d be very wary of coming down too hard on negative comments. Overly positive comments can be just as bad.

          A quote from George Bernard Shaw seems appropriate here. “I learned long ago,never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Yet, I am sure you can remember the time that a small group of trusted users here did not turn overly clique-ey. That steel-toed boot actions by mods were not needed as the community largely policed itself. If the appeals get just a few more folks active in caring about our new larger family, that is not a bad thing.

          • mirumu

            I don’t think I could judge that really. Cliques rarely recognise themselves as being one. Most of the Gawker sites probably think they aren’t cliquey.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            I was thinking more back to the original VDay threads or the early talks on Xilla or VNs. Those few months when Siliconera Bounce actually breathed. When we remembered folks not by the spam they spewed, but by the the topics we would always find them posting in, or by the number of times they changed their avi :P.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Good points, and I think this is a good opportunity for me to explain. For starters, it does bother me when people accuse the staff or the site or me of bias or anything else. We’ve been called a lot of things over the last few months, from biased to communist to power-hungry to whatever else silly Internet conspiracy you can think of. It isn’t pleasant and it doesn’t feel nice.

            The fact of the matter is that the writers of this site put their real names on everything they do, which means we believe in what we write and we’re proud of our work. It’s very easy for someone to anonymously throw out an insult and then run away without responding, despite us giving them a fair chance to engage in discussion. Counterpoints are more than welcome. However, when the counterpoint is nothing more than an insult with no research or reasoning to back it up, it becomes a very obvious troll.

            Over the last year, while we’ve tightened up the way Siliconera’s community is run, we’ve also been a little too lenient. Often giving people the benefit of the doubt when it’s obvious they don’t deserve it. Often giving people second and third warnings when they probably didn’t even deserve a first. Often giving people the chance to offer an intelligent counter-argument when it’s obvious that they never had one or never intended to voice it. I think it’s fair to say we’ve been very tolerant and patient with the troublemakers skulking about in our comments.

            The sad and plain truth of the matter is that Siliconera’s community rules exist because of a very specific group of people. People that were rude and spiteful when FFXIII went multiplatform. People that screamed and threw tantrums when Monster Hunter, SMT, Dragon Quest, Persona etc. went multiplatform. People that like to drum up a fuss when any game, ever, is announced for anything other than the platform they own. I’m sure you get the idea.

            And now, these very same people have the gall to play the bias card, despite the fact that their antics are what mucks up discussions 90% of the time. They’re the reason we even have moderators.

            In the future, we’re hoping to tighten things up, just as they always should have been. Siliconera isn’t your random Internet forum, and I’d sooner shut down the comments across the site than have it turn into one. I’m not certain what would solve it either, but it’s something we talk about very often. If you have suggestions, I’m all ears.

          • mirumu

            Persona went multiplatform?!?! Someone get me a pitchfork.

            Seriously though, I think shutting down comments completely would harm the site. Insightful comments are really part of the site’s content so disabling them would be akin to stripping half the writing out of the main post. I am sure many readers would just leave. For a start there’s the corrections commenters make. I know you will put a lot of effort into making sure the articles are accurate, but we all miss things.

            I especially like it too when someone comments on an article about some game saying how it reminded them of some other great game that everyone missed or forgot about. Equally though I would say that sometimes an unpopular or negative post can prove quite correct or speak of wider trends. DMC would be one example where the negative opinion of many (justified or otherwise) was a good indicator of the market reception the game faced. Many a true word is spoken in troll. (I would cite Luna once again there)

            As to other suggestions, well it seems a lot of the good ones aren’t available to you due to the limitations of Disqus. I do a lot with web servers and web applications so understand the kind of problems you’d face with it. All I’d suggest there really is that rather than eliminate comments completely maybe it would be better to try something different than disqus? Ideally something with a bit more help for moderators. The transition would be a pain sure, but I think readers would still rather try some new system rather than be unable to comment completely.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            You must honestly think Siliconera is a tiny site if you think that the commenters make up that large a portion of our site’s audience! It’s cool, I understand Siliconera doesn’t give the impression of being a “big” site. We tend to be humble, we tend not to promote ourselves or opinionate or do review scores. Instead, we stick to providing dry news without opinion and breaking news stories.

            But you’ll have to take my word for it when I say that the comments section constitutes a tiny, tiny fraction of the site’s readership. Siliconera has really never needed comments, and I doubt it ever will. The community is something we worked hard to build purely out of passion, not because we think the site needs one. In fact, we’ve talked about shutting the comments down entirely on multiple occasions. 80% of the discussion in the comments is garbage, I’m afraid. Most of our commenters are simply too young or unrealistic or uninformed to have any sort of real in-depth discussion.

            We’ve talked about switching over from Disqus, but frankly, it’s too much of a hassle. It would require a lot of effort on our part, and we’d rather dedicate that effort to running the site. This is another reason I honestly think the comments section can be detrimental—because we frequently have to keep checking up on it to make sure people aren’t being rude to each other, or trolling or being spiteful. It ruins our mood, and while it hasn’t yet, it could also potentially affect our productivity and the site. We’re only human, after all.

            Anyhow, this probably isn’t the best place to carry out this conversation. We can move it to the Open Thread if you want to keep talking about it.

          • mirumu

            I don’t think I’ve really anything more to add that’s worth continuing in the OT, but I suspect you misunderstand what I’m saying about the comments being content. Even if readers don’t participate directly in the comments by posting it doesn’t mean they don’t skim them for additional information or opinions. Whether a site is big or small, it’s always an extremely small percentage who actively take part in the comments.

            On the majority of the sites I follow myself I don’t comment, but I always still read some of the comments. There are those who’ve never commented on a site in their life, but they still read them.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            No, I understand what you mean. I do the same myself. I don’t comment on a lot of other sites, other than the occasional comment on Gamasutra, but I do peruse the comments section to see the discussions. But that’s why I said that I don’t think Siliconera really needs that. I mean, people primarily come to the site for its content. If our content is so weak that removing the comments section will cut our traffic, then we’re doing something wrong.

          • komiko12

            What? I think the comments section should not be closed even if the malicious people do visit sometimes. I know that you are the sort of that would like to see more intellectual chat among us readers. It is good to see the reception of people towards news, even if its just a simple “Yay!” or “looks great!”. It may be just a garbage comment but there is a good feeling in just knowing that there are people who likes the same games as you do.

            Yes, there may be commentors who are uninformed, but there are people who correct them. These uninformed people are perfect excuses to bring up supplementary information. Other readers get a chance to learn, too.

            And lastly, even though many people don’t offer much insightful comments (like me), there is still the chance that they do read intellectual opinions and try to understand the ropes of the industry even though they can just simply play games for fun.

            So basically, I am requesting that you don’t close the comments for the entire site. We gamers are still a comparatively small population in the world, so it’s nice that we can have some kind of communication with fellows. Hehe :D

    • Cazar

      Dat ego.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Maybe he left for good now?^_^
      Anyway back to the topic, What do you think with the amount of sell through here Ishaan? Do you think that it is great or not?
      Personally, i feel while it is a huge number, i found that it is a bit lower than my expectation considering how this game is Nintendo big game for this quarter and it should be a bit more here.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Hmm. I think it’s a little early to say. Let’s see how sales hold up for the next few weeks. Depending on what the word of mouth is like, sales could hold or drop off.

        I know some people were expecting Luigi’s Mansion to give a bigger boost to hardware, but I don’t think that Nintendo were. They know what their major sellers are going to be this summer—the two “monster” games. Stuff like LM is just being put out to ensure that there’s a decent flow of first-party software.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Yeah, i do expect that LM is going to give boost to the hardware here especially when Nintendo focuses quite a bit on Luigi this year. Not to forget that LM is their big game this quarter other than upcoming Tomodachi Collection.

          And also the fact that of course Nintendo would love to see another new IP(Kinda) which is able to move their console more here other than Pokemon, Animal Crossing and Mario. Other than just relying on third party.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Mmm, new character-driven IP is something they’ve certainly been reluctant to do, aside from specific studios like Monolith Soft and Intelligent Systems. Monolith have a 3DS game in the works, so maybe we’ll see a new IP from them.

    • http://wanabrar.com Rei

      There is no need to do such thing. You are better than this.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        It isn’t about being better. It’s about letting people know that they’re accountable for the way they behave in our comments. We’ve been way too lenient all this while and the troublemakers have taken advantage of it every step of the way. I don’t want Siliconera turning into a spiteful pit of bile like all the other sites out there.

        • http://wanabrar.com Rei

          I kinda understand as I’ve a blog as well. But shouldn’t you just delete those comments or throw it in the spam box. There is always those type of people around the net. We should just ignore them

          • M’iau M’iaut

            And then it becomes having to explain to someone why their line of hate speech or spam suddenly ‘disappeared’ or how dare we remove their ‘opinions’ without warning. Sometimes I’ll leave the junk up for awhile just so folks can see what exactly earns an on the spot ban.

    • noctis_nox

      I am here what of it? I honestly upvote him.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Then you’re honestly very ignorant and should be more careful about the kind of behaviour you encourage. If you aren’t well-versed in a particular subject, don’t enter the discussion or try to influence it. Some of us are here to learn and understand market trends. If you have no interest in doing that, please stay out of the sales column.

        • noctis_nox

          I actually don’t think the site is Bias.
          Although with you that’s a different story because you already gave me that impression.
          Anyway, I will stop here. I am not here to cause trouble.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I happen to be the site’s managing editor, which means I hand out assignments to the rest of our staff. If I were biased, it would be very obvious in the site’s coverage.

  • Go2hell66

    always liked the look of the original 3DS more anyways

  • Zeonsilt

    The game is great. Ghostbuster x Casper ~

  • neo_firenze

    Sell-through with Nintendo in particular is getting to be somewhat irrelevant.

    Nintendo seems to be taking digital distribution of full retail games as a rationale for shipping noticeably less physical copies than they would have in the past (leading to higher sell through percentage). In the US, Fire Emblem and Luigi’s Mansion 2 have proven incredibly hard to find compared to past Nintendo releases. I can’t imagine that’s coincidence, seems like just shipping less units in comparison to their sales projections than the Nintendo of 2012 and earlier would have done.

    Maybe it’s smart from a business perspective to reduce inventory, maybe it’s just a manufactured “shortage” to get people to try buying games online. Any why wouldn’t they? Nintendo gets a greater profit per unit (same or very close price, but no cut to distributors/retailers), doesn’t have to deal with physical production and inventory, and people can’t resell their games to bolster the used market. But it definitely seems like it’s a budding trend, at least for the games in that tier below the expected blockbusters (true new Mario games, Pokemon, etc.)

    I’d put more stock in the more relevant points: #1 selling game for the week, and solid units sold NUMBERS (of which the reported number will be lower than actual sales if they’re not accounting for digital sales, maybe even more of a significant gap with the possibly designed scarcity of this physical release)

    • $29082171

      I know Fire Emblem was understocked but Luigi’s Mansion? Where did you get that one from?

      • neo_firenze

        I haven’t been able to find it yet myself in a major area (Seattle, Nintendo country), and I’ve heard many other people saying the same thing. I haven’t looked super hard, but I’ve checked a few stores and it’s been sold out.

        Anecdotal evidence, sure. But this NEVER seemed to happen with stuff of the same relative hype level from Nintendo in the previous several years.

        • Jibun Rest@rt

          As someone in the Portland, OR area, I’ve seen several retail copies available for sale in the past week. Then again, that’s an anecdote as well, so who knows who’s really right?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I agree with this, but only to an extent. You’re right in that Nintendo are pushing digital very hard. I know there’s a crowd of folks that don’t like the idea of that, but I think it’s what’s best for the portable market (for traditional games) in the long term.

      That said, in Japan, the portable market is far livelier and we’ve seen that the Japan side is more prone to buying at retail.

      We’ve heard publishers say that, on average, healthy digital sales tend to be about 10% of retail in Japan. We’ve seen this backed up by some publicly-revealed sales data as well, on occasion. However, retail is still the main proponent of these games and the only game we’ve really seen change things in that regard is Animal Crossing, specifically because a download version was advertised on TV.

      Also, sell-through percentages give us other things to infer, too. How much faith retailers have in a product (judging by the size of the shipment they took on), how healthy the software environment for a particular console is in the retail space etc.

      • Ethan_Twain

        Wait. Animal Crossing New Leaf, the great destroyer of software charts, has an unusually large digital sales percentage too? So if 10% is normal and this game did better than that… Jesus, just 10% would be 300,000 digital sales by now.

        So with Animal Crossing exploding like it has (150% the sales of New Super Mario Bros 2? Really?) and a TV campaign effectively advertising it’s download version, have we seen anyone else trying the same thing? Any other large pushes for download SKUs of games?

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Animal Crossing has sold well over 700k in downloads. :P

          And no… no one else to date has advertised a DL version to my knowledge…

      • neo_firenze

        True that Japan is more prone to buying at retail for now, but Nintendo seems to be one example of a publisher actively making an effort to change that. Probably because they’re so focused on profitability, and moving the market to buying digital direct from them and hurting retailers and the used market seems like something Nintendo would be quite all right with.

        That’s why I say retail sell through for Nintendo in particular (in comparison to the traditional trends among all Japanese publishers) is becoming increasingly less relevant. I don’t really think it’s a tremendously valuable metric in any event (I view it more as PR spin from publishers to brag about high sell through to try to claim consumer demand for their games, if you want to convince me show me actual accurate units sold numbers). But I find it even less valuable if we’re talking Nintendo, the masters of the artificial appearance of demand (Wii shortages, looking at you!)

        Your generally positive impression of Luigi’s Mansion’s performance also seems at odds with the other inferences you mention:

        1) If a retailer has less faith in a product, you’d expect a high sell-through number. The retail channel simply underestimated demand and ordered too few copies (if there’s 85% sell through, a lot of outlets are gonna be sold out). That means a game selling well came as a surprise to them.

        2) Similarly, if we’re judging sell-through as a measure of the console’s health in the retail space, high sell through means little product on shelves and maybe the reason for retailer orders being fairly even with demand. If a retailer thought the platform/games would be a consistent long seller (like a lot of Nintendo’s past titles have been), there’s no reason for retailers to short the orders and minimize risk of being stuck with inventory.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Again, agreed. However, something I’d like to point out is that publishers don’t report sell-through numbers at all. That’s all Media-Create, and they have no reason to make any particular publisher look good. In fact, it’s in M-C’s best interests to be as accurate and unbiased as possible, since they are the tracker that a lot of publishers look to for their retail data.

          For Luigi’s Mansion, I don’t think 85% is necessarily great or terrible. It was last week’s best-seller, and given that the only other major release was One Piece, I don’t think that was a huge feat. Plus, if you count sales of the Vita version, OP technically outsold LM.

          I think what happens with a lot of Nintendo games is that, when they aren’t sure whether or not something is going to be a huge hit, they’re conservative with their shipments. They learnt a harsh lesson a few years ago when they released a whole lot of copies of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and the game was sitting in bargain bin sections for months on end at a very low price. Phantom Hourglass did well, so they expected ST to do the same, but that didn’t quite pan out.

          They were conservative with Ocarina of Time 3D, too. That sold 164k first week and was a 90% sell-through. This was back when the eShop wasn’t even online if I recall correctly. Following its release week, Ocarina stayed on the charts for a while. So, I think it is partly what you’re saying—that they tend to be conservative with shipments in order to avoid games hitting the used market or being slashed in price.

          • neo_firenze

            Yep. Good points about Nintendo getting burned on Spirit Tracks and their OoT 3D release. I don’t really blame them for being wary of overestimating retail sales, but it’s certainly an adjustment to they way we’re used to getting games. This isn’t some niche RPG publisher releasing a digital-only title because there’s a small audience for their game, it’s NINTENDO releasing first party stuff with their major brands.

            In the Gamecube/GBA/DS era, I could walk into even a non-specialty retailer that sells games (say, Target) a few days after a new 1st party Nintendo release and expect to find it on the shelf. Now it might be getting harder to get your hands on a retail game if you don’t make more of an effort. Gamestop’s “if you don’t reserve it, you won’t be able to find a copy!” routine is becoming less a cynical sales maneuver and more the way things might start to work.

            All of the major consoles/portables are supporting full digital game sales now, so will be interesting to see if the industry as a whole (and Nintendo in particular), continue to be a bit more conservative on retail shipments.

            On one hand it’s good for consumers that there’s always a way to get your hands on the game for retail price. This isn’t going to be like the past where missing out on a small Atlus print run early meant your only option to get the game is to pay an inflated markup for a second-hand copy. On the other hand, it’s bad for consumers that it might become harder and harder to get an actual physical copy and all the benefits that come with it (ability to resell it, use on any system and not have it tied to a user account/machine, the comfort of getting that physical object to put on your shelf).

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I have to admit, I’m not quite as bothered about things going digital, especially on portables, since I like having all my stuff downloaded. But yeah, it definitely is an interesting change and it will certainly cause a bit of a divide. I think Fire Emblem’s 60k sales on the eShop show that people are more than willing to forego a physical copy and download their RPGs, should the need arise, though.

            Like you said, it’s an industry-wide trend at this point. All of the “big three” are offering download releases close to or on the same day as the physical release on the consoles. Sony have been pushing especially hard on the digital side between PS3 and Vita, and even stuff like PS2 Classics.

            It kind of makes you wonder if NPD’s reports are worth anything at all these days. There’s so much spend in the digital space that they don’t track yet. It’s like 40% of the industry at this point, and we have absolutely no data whatsoever. That’s kind of absurd.

          • neo_firenze

            “It kind of makes you wonder if NPD’s reports are worth anything at all these days. There’s so much spend in the digital space that they don’t track yet. It’s like 40% of the industry at this point, and we have absolutely no data whatsoever. That’s kind of absurd.”

            Couldn’t agree more!

    • cirE

      If that’s what they’re doing, then they need to get a new strategy, I refuse to buy games from the eShop until they get an account system set up. Steam and the Playstation Network do digital distribution right. I have an account and I can play my PC / Playstation games on any Computer / Playstation console, all I have to do is log in to my account.

      with the eShop, if my 3DS is lost, gets stolen, or just simply dies, I’m shit out of luck. I’ve bought a few of the DLC’s for Fire Emblem, and that’s probably the extent of what I am willing to buy from the eShop in it’s current state. It’s just not safe to spend a ton of money on the eShop, only to find that it’s all gone if/when something bad happens to my 3DS system.

      Nintendo needs to make eShop purchases linked to your Club Nintendo account, and allow you to re-download them using any 3DS console. Then just make it so that only one Club Nintendo account can be used per 3DS console, to make sure nobody is sharing games.

  • キロ

    Why were they calling the site biased?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Fanboys sees everything as bias lol.

      • キロ

        XD… I see, I thought they may have given some sort of reason, and was just wondering out of curiosity.

        • komiko12

          They are accusing the site of bias towards Nintendo and not giving proper coverage to Vita.

          • AdachiTohru

            There is a part of truth here, but i dont think they’re accusing the site.
            Like we said ” no smoke without fire “

      • Elvick

        Fanboys also don’t see bias if it adheres to their own bias.

        So, your comment is pointless. Fanboys are blind, is the accurate statement.

  • LinkofCourage

    “Something of interest that occurred last week was that the regular Nintendo 3DS model outsold the 3DS XL”

    3DS: 35,629
    3DS XL: 40,924

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Ack, brain fart. Meant to say it saw higher growth than 3DS XL. Fixed!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Hopefully it has a comparable tail to Ninty’s usual fare. I probably won’t be picking this up for a while, but absolutely loved the original, so I hope they’re rewarded for finally delivering a sequel. I’d like to see Luigi’s year be a successful one.

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

      Yaaayz me!

  • That guy who hates Spike

    Just when Animal Crossing finally loses steam for Nintendo, here comes Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, hoping to wipe Sony off the chart.

  • Göran Isacson

    That sounds nice, I just hope it IS nice. Luigi needs more love and money and support, darnit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shinji.iwatoru Shinji Iwatoru

    Hello everybody , could somebody please tell me what is the difference between the one cartridge multiplayer and the multi cartridge ? Thank you very much.

    • Jibun Rest@rt

      The one cartridge multiplayer has other players with a 3DS download the multiplayer function from the 3DS with the Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon cartridge. That way, everyone can play the game, but it’s only a limited version of it. The multi-cartridge gameplay is the same as the online gameplay, just done locally with other 3DSes all with Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon in their 3DS (or downloaded to their 3DS).

      I hope that helps!

      • http://www.facebook.com/shinji.iwatoru Shinji Iwatoru

        Ok i understand. Thank you for your help.

  • Aoshi00

    I just started playing Dark Moon, it’s very quirky and fun. I like the fast music when the professor calls up Luigi :).

    I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since the original on Gamecube.. The game only autosaves at certain point though, there was a save room in the original right? I would really like to be able to save any time on a handheld when playing the game in short bursts.. the other night I was up pretty late because it took a while to get to a checkpoint..

    Anyway, great 3D, I don’t mind light hearted games like this amidst Gears Judgment, Tomb Raider, MG Rising, & Bioshock Infinite.. sometimes I need to take it easy and relax lol..

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