Layton Ships Over 11 Million Units Worldwide

Today Japanese developer Level-5 announced that the Professor Layton series for the Nintendo DS has conjured up an impressive total of 11.47 million units shipped across the globe.


The statistic accounts for Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Professor Layton and the Specter’s Flute, excluding shipment numbers for the well-spoken sleuth’s 3DS debut, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle.

When Curious Village launched in 2008 it stunned both the casual and hardcore DS fanbase, offering a unique blend of mind-twisting puzzles and charming narrative, paving the way for a number of sequels and even an animated movie.

Let’s hope the series fares just as well when Mask of Miracle launches later this year in US and EU territories.

Source: Andriasang



  1. Amazing numbers for a handheld considering the strength of consoles, though the series fully deserves it.

    Hope we get Specter’s Flute on DS before Mask of Miracle turns up for 3DS.

    • I’m not a huge Layton fan, but they are brilliant games, and I will definitely pick up Mask of Miracle when it comes out in the UK.

      • That’s the game that I’m most excited about regarding 3D. Most other things seem intent on throwing things out of the screen or adding effects here and there but Mask of Miracle could truly add an extra dimension to the puzzles for a game series which is known for its ingenuity.

        I think Paper Mario could be something special too but that’s for another article. :)

  2. Nice to hear … watched the Film last night, quite good!

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