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.
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

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

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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