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Professor Layton Cracks the UK Top 10 as 3DS XL Hardware Sales Double

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

The gentleman finds a solution

Last week we reported that Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy made its UK chart début in 13th place; as a single-format title up against various multi-platform behemoths it was a respectable showing. It seems that the power of bundles has done much for the title and its predecessor — Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask — with the new entry moving up to 10th and last year's release returning to the chart in 20th place. UKIE is attributing these results (especially in the case of Miracle Mask) to a particularly attractive 3DS XL bundle that includes both games; for example we have the retailer Argos, offering an XL and both games for £159.99.

There are a number of Nintendo system exclusives in the charts, no doubt enjoying some Holiday sales. Pokémon X & Y continue in 15th and 16th, with Y coming out on top this time around. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is 19th, while further down the list we have Luigi's Mansion 2 in 36th. Some multi-platform titles are also hanging around, with Wii U / 3DS release Sonic Lost World in 34th and DS / 3DS titles Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed in 38th.

In terms of Wii U-only exclusives we have just two entries, which are once again likely to be benefiting — in part — from a bundle containing both. New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U are in 29th and 31st places, respectively.

The power of bundles strikes again, while next week will bring the début of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in the UK chart, and it'll be fighting for top spot against the Xbox One launch lineup.

[via ukie.info]

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User Comments (13)

Wolfgabe

#5

Wolfgabe said:

Hmm New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros U seem higher up than before. I think the bundles may be helping

unrandomsam

#7

unrandomsam said:

That bundle with NSMBU and NSLU should be in as a single title.
(Separate from the single titles.)

The Xbox One Launch lineup doesn't interest me other than Crimson Dragoon. (So many ports).

Peach64

#8

Peach64 said:

My brother picked up his first 3DS this week with that Layton offer from Argos. It's amazing value. It's a good time for buying handhelds in the UK too with most places selling the Vita with a 16gb card, Tearaway and LittleBigPlanet for £140.

Luna-Harmony

#10

Luna-Harmony said:

I look at the wii'u bundles and think omg .! people must be mad not to get tne wii-u with games at such a great price.
Professor layton :)

FishieFish

#12

FishieFish said:

I might pick up the Black 3DS XL and the two games tomorrow and sell the games!
Awesome.

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