Layton Brothers Sells Over 1 Million In North America And Europe

By Ishaan . July 16, 2013 . 3:20pm



On June 27th, Level 5 released Layton Brothers: Mystery Room for iOS devices in North America and Europe, and since then, the game has already sold over 1 million units.


Layton Brothers: Mystery Room has you playing as Inspector Alfendi Layton, who is the son of Professor Hershel Layton from Level 5’s Professor Layton series. Assisting Alfendi is his newly-assigned assistant, Detective Constable Lucy Baker. The game has you investigating crime scenes and putting evidence together to find contradictions in your witness’ testimonies.


Along the way, you’ll also discover something peculiar about Alfendi himself. Along the way, his personality changes drastically, and you’ll find out why as you play the game.


Layton Brothers: Mystery Room has nine cases to solve. The first two cases are downloadable for free, and additional cases can be purchased in sets of three. Cases 3-6 cost $2.99/ €2.69 / ₤1.99, while cases 3-9 cost $1.99 / €1.79 / ₤1.49.

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  • Guest

    Really good seeing Layton’s brand still going strong, but please that this won’t be any encouragement to L5 for bringing/making only iOS games. >.<

  • Solomon_Kano

    Cases 3-6 cost $2.99/ €2.69 / ₤1.99, while cases 3-9 cost $1.99 / €1.79 / ₤1.49.

    Something’s off here. Or is it just cheaper to buy the remaining 7 cases than 4 of them?

    But, wow, this is crazy. That was really quick.

    • Zero_Destiny

      It’s a mistake, set 1 (cases 3-6) cost $2.99 and set 2 (cases 7-9) cost $1.99.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Ah. Thanks.

  • creid8

    Ishaan, you’ve kinda messed up here. The PR says it has been downloaded 1 million times, but not how many of those are paying customers. The first bit of the game is free to download.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Good to see, I’ve had a crap load of fun with the game myself. Lots of great puns, fun game play (totally love cornering the murderers and throwing word arrows at each other), nice presentation, and the story is pretty interesting. I really just downloaded the freebies at first but totally got sucked in and had to get the rest of the game.

    It is a bit on the easy side, there isn’t really anyway to lose per se but some later cases make you really use your noggin to advance. For what it is, and what it could of been, it’s actually a pretty solid spin-off and worth the $5. I would love to see more of Layton Bros actually. Also, dat Jazz! Dis game is the jazziest game ever. :D Sooooooo good.

  • Mnstrzero00

    Did they ever fix the typos in the game. One question had to answer through trial and error because the translation made no sense.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    So who’s their mom?

  • Is android not even on the table here?

  • Strain42

    I’m glad to hear this game is doing so well. I hope it will encourage Level-5 to A. Continue the series and B. Localize some of their other iOS titles. I’m still interested in that Demon Station game they were talking about.

  • SupaPhly

    so… uhh… Android release to celebrate?

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