This Week In Sales: Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Goes To Court


Period: The week of November 26th – December 2nd (2012)

Top-seller: The 2nd Super Robot Taisen OG – 217,710

Nintendo 3DS sales: 60,651 | Total sales: 7,243,384

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 106,757 | Total sales: 1,344,495

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,066 | Total sales: 1,063,582

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week’s best-seller was The 2nd Super Robot Taisen OG, Namco Bandai’s latest mecha crossover game for the PlayStation 3. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen OG sold 217,710 copies in its first week.


At #2 was Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, which sold 128,856 copies in its first week. Initially announced way back in 2010, the game was finally released last week, following a long period of silence, which was broken around the time of the Tokyo Game Show this year.


We’ll have to wait and see if sales tracker, Media Create, provide any sell-through figures for the game later in the week. Until then, let’s hold off on further judgment.


Next week’s sales column will feature the Wii U launch, giving us an idea of how Nintendo’s new console did in its first week on Japanese store shelves. How will it do? We’ll find out soon enough.


The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen OG 217,710 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 02. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney 128,856 New 3DS Level 5
New 03. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition 115,955 New Wii Namco Bandai
01. 04. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 105,553 1,212,312 3DS Nintendo
03. 05. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth 48,039 169,519 3DS Pokémon Co.
04. 06. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational 37,874 138,736 PS3 Sony
02. 07. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Subtitled) 36,234 233,584 PS3 Square Enix
05. 08. New Super Mario Bros. 2 32,973 1,453,157 3DS Nintendo
New 09. Fate/stay Night: Realta Nua 30,583 New PSV Kadokawa
New 10. Atelier Totori Plus 27,651 New PSV Gust
New 11. Kamen Rider Chou Climax Heroes 20,739 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 12. Kamen Rider Chou Climax Heroes 14,237 New Wii Namco Bandai
09. 13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 11,721 36,325 3DS Capcom
08. 14. Assassin’s Creed III 8,584 97,467 PS3 Ubisoft
New 15. Naruto SD Powerful Shippuden 8,023 New 3DS Namco Bandai
18. 16. Style Savvy: Trendsetters 7,528 188,005 3DS Nintendo
14. 17. Run for Money Tousouchuu 7,526 251,890 3DS Namco Bandai
New 18. Unchained Blades Exxiv 6,793 New PSP FuRyu
New 19. Unchained Blades Exxiv 6,645 New 3DS FuRyu
New 20. Saint Seiya Omega: Ultimate Cosmos 6,448 New PSP Namco Bandai


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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.