It would appear that Nintendo made the right decision in finally
getting around to releasing Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
worldwide, as the company was able to trade that
box for one filled with cash money. The company released a supplement to its earnings report, listing the million-selling first-party Wii and DS games of its Q3 (April-September), and Diabolical Box
made the list with 1.26 million units sold. The entirety of that 1.26 million comes from outside of Japan, since it wasn't a first-party game in Japan, and it was released in 2007.
The other new additions to the million-seller club on DS: Tomodachi Collection
, the Mii communication game, and Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver
, which mysteriously managed to rack up 10,000 overseas sales despite not having been released
outside of Japan. Is Nintendo tracking import retailers differently somehow?
On Wii, Wii Sports Resort
has reached 6.97 million units worldwide, and Wii Fit Plus
has already sold 2.13 million, a nice complement to the 4.28 million that the first Wii Fit
sold in the last quarter.