Big in Japan Nov. 26 - Dec. 2: Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney

PS3 version of Super Robot Taisen and 3DS adventure game crossover at the top of Japan sales charts; 3DS sales still high.

Turn-based strategy gamers, fans of mecha titles like Gundam, and adventure game fans in Japan were in for a treat the week of November 26 to December 2.

Phoenix Wright objects to robots taking over the number one sales slot.

2nd Super Robot Taisen Original Generation for the PS3 was the top-selling game for the week, according to the recent Media Create sales update. The game sold 217,710 units. Following behind was the adventure game crossover Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney for the 3DS, which sold 128,856 units.

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney combines the puzzle-solving sections of the Professor Layton series and the courtroom action of the Ace Attorney series. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on the title.

The PlayStation Vita got a dose of visual novel and RPG action with Fate/stay Night [Realla Nua] and Atelier Totori Plus. The former took ninth place with 30,583 units sold, while the latter landed at number 10 with 27,651 units sold.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II was the sole Western title in the top 10. The PS3 version placed seventh in the chart with 36,234 sold. Check out GameSpot's review of the title for more.

On the hardware front, the 3DS is still the top-selling console, with the 3DS XL moving 106,757 units and the regular 3DS 60,651 units. Thanks to the recent PS Vita releases mentioned above, Sony's portable saw a small sales bump, selling 11,066 units.

Top Japan Game Sales of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2

Software
Rank / Title / Publisher / System / Sales Units
1. 2nd Super Robot Taisen OG / Namco Bandai / PS3 / 217,710
2. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright / Level-5 / 3DS / 128,856
3. Taiko no Tatsujin: Chogouka-Ban / Namco Bandai / Wii / 115,955
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf / Nintendo / 3DS / 105,553
5. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth / Nintendo / 3DS / 48,039
6. Hot Shots Golf 6 / Sony / PS3 / 37,874
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops II / Activision, Square Enix / PS3 / 36,234
8. New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Nintendo / 3DS / 32,973
9. Fate /stay Night [Realla Nua] / Kadokawa Games / PS Vita / 30,583
10. Atelier Totori Plus / Gust / PS Vita / 27,651

Hardware
3DS XL - 106,757
3DS - 60,651
PS3 - 29,809
PSP - 15,941
PS Vita - 11,066
Wii - 5,550
Xbox 360 - 1,217
PS2 - 812
DSi XL - 248
DSi - 209

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1 comments
white_wind
white_wind

+160k 3DS for +10k PS Vita... we are screwed

Flint247
Flint247

Good to see the Nintendo 3DS doing well.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I would like to try that Super Robot Taisen PS3, probably never get to though.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

I wonder what japanese do with their 360 .... hmmmm

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

PL vs. AA is a day one purchase for me, should it every get an English localization...

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

Not seeing E X Troopers there is a terrible sign for those waiting for the localization., myself included.

Nexozable
Nexozable

No Monster Hunter on the top charts?

 

Are you sure this is Japan?

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Still waiting on localization guys.....

 

aaaaany minute now.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

huh? Nintendo created the handheld market and thus will always own it. The vita is trash and is pretty much $300 wrapped around crap. It has no games and no internal memory. the only reason people in the US bought the psp was so they pirate on the go and that's it. The vita will die soon.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @SolidTy

 I got the complete BD box. Its awesome!!!!! Then again I've imported at least 25 different SRW games for various systems. Its really good

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

 @hippiesanta Keeping it and playing Halo 4. Was in Top 10 few weeks ago. Or probably some japanese titles we never heard of.

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

 @AndCarlsen It tanked in Japan. Unfortunately. I was also hoping to get it here in NA but it depends if Capcom wants to roll the dice and try to make up for weak Japanese sales or cut their losses. I hope they risk it.

TheSpotlessPane
TheSpotlessPane

@Someguy1212 "Nintendo created the handheld market and thus will always own it."

Try a less aggressive and condescending approach.  Being overtly antagonistic is never cool, but it's suicide for someone who is so vulnerable to logical fallacy.  My intentions here are not to defend the vita (that is irrelevant to me), I mean only to politely inform you that a company is not granted some sort of commercial invincibility by virtue of the fact that it was the first to establish a market.  Again, in the interest of self preservation, try a less aggressive approach; if that is not an option, work on that intellect, because right now, you're nothing but easy prey.