The first Professor Layton
game on the Nintendo DS, Professor Layton and the Curious Village
, has sold over 1 million copies at Japanese retail.
As reported by
AndriaSang, CEO Akihiro Hino of Japan-based game company Level-5 confirmed via Twitter
that the game, first released in 2007, has now reached the 1 million sold mark in Japan, four years and two months after its release.
Level-5 noted recently
that the Professor Layton
series as a whole has shipped 11.5 million copies worldwide over four titles. Other Layton games include Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
, and Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute
The fifth in the series and the first Nintendo 3DS version, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
, was released last month in Japan as Layton Kyouju to Kiseki no Kamen
, where it led
the 3DS launch sales charts.
A Professor Layton
and Phoenix Wright
crossover has also been confirmed
, with Level-5 and Capcom collaborating on the title, although no final name or release date has been given as of yet.