Despite being absent from the August NPD figures
, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
managed to be somewhat of a success in the US. Gamasutra
obtained some data from NPD
that shows the game sold 65,700 copies in the month of August, which isn't all that bad considering the game went on sale August 24.
On the flip side, the figure can also be seen as a failure for Nintendo, based on how much money the company sank into the marketing machine
trying to get ladies interested. Regardless, we're hoping the game fares better in September, because we'd like to actually play the other Layton