Professor Layton and Ace Attorney Sales Numbers Revealed - NewsNicholas Taylor , posted on 20 October 2010 / 5,129 Views
Because of the amazingly awesome crossover announced by Level-5 yesterday, which also got a trailer today, namely the Professor Layton vs. Ace Atttorney game, Capcom decided to share with us the total sales figures for Level-5's Professor Layton series as well as their very own Ace Attorney series.
It turns out that Ace Attorney, including all of its different ports (cell phones, WiiWare, etc.), has reached a total of 3.9 million sales across all games. Professor Layton, on the other hand, who has kept his games exclusively on the DS, is a much bigger success story with its tally currently at 9.5 million units sold.
Despite the fact that the fan reaction has been nothing short of humongous for this crossover, the two companies maintain that their main focus is to bring in new gamers: "We feel that by drawing upon the strengths of both series, this collaboration will bring new, casual game players to the adventure game genre and into the world of gaming in general while strengthening the value of the two brands overall."
In other news, Capcom have confirmed on the Capcom Unity forums that there are currently no plans to release the crossover outside of Japan. “The game has only been announced for Japan. Want it available outside of Japan? Shout out in the comments! The more comments we get for this blog post, the better,” said jgonzo, on the forums.
It should be noted that it's highly likely the game will make it both to the US and Europe, considering every single game in both series has (or has plans to), so far.