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Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies And Dragon’s Crown Both Did Great In Japan


Last week, Capcom released Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies in Japan, and the game sold 250,216 copies in its first week. Sales tracker Media Create reports that this was 65.75% of the game’s shipment.


For perspective, 2007’S Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney sold 250,186 copies in its first week and sold through 57.79% of its shipment. Both games performed more or less the same, which is good, given the gap between the two, since it appears as though there’s been no major loss in the number of fans.


Meanwhile, Dragon’s Crown from Vanillaware sold 104,359 copies on PS3 and another 71,083 copies on PlayStation Vita.


The PS3 version sold through 94.73% of its shipment, which means it’s virtually sold out everywhere. Meanwhile, the Vita version sold through 83.38% of its shipment.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.