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The Great Ace Attorney Sales Pass 500,000 Copies Globally

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The Great Ace Attorney

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles sales numbers have, according to publisher Capcom, surpassed half a million copies worldwide. The game released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC in July 2021, meaning the game managed this feat just under nine months after launch.

Capcom celebrated the sales milestone with some commemorative art on Twitter.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a single title that packages the two existing Great Ace Attorney titles. They were previously exclusive to Japan, both on the Nintendo 3DS and on mobile platforms. Thus, the Great Ace Attorney Chronicles sales figures are the first ones to include overseas audiences. Compared with previous entries in the series, Chronicles ranks lower than 2019’s console release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. The latter game was an HD rerelease of the first three titles in the Ace Attorney series, and reportedly reached about 816,000 copies sold by late 2020.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a period spin-off of the modern-day Phoenix Wright titles. Where the original games starred the titular lawyer, Chronicles is set in 19th century Japan and Britain. Also unlike its predecessors, Chronicles uses 3D graphics for its character models rather than 2D sprites. It focuses on Phoenix’s ancestor, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, a Japanese student aspiring to study law in order to transform Meiji-era Japan’s legal system. In his travels between the two countries, Ryunosuke solves cases, finds contradictions in witness testimonies, and investigates in cooperation with famed British detective “Herlock Sholmes.”

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. Check out Siliconera’s official review of the game. The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, and will replace the current Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD app on iOS and Android.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.