Bayonetta 2 Sells 40k Units In Its First Week in Japan, Good Enough?

By   /   Sep 25, 2014

Platinum Games released their hack and slash action title on Nintendo’s Wii U on Sept. 20 and the game has sold 38,828 copies during its first week in the market. If we compare these sales figures to the original Bayonetta which released on PS3 and Xbox 360, you will see an 81 percent decrease in sales. Bayonetta sold 135,242 copies on PS3 and 64,325 copies Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in its first week.

To be fair, we should note here that Bayonetta 2 released on Sept 20 so it hasn’t really spent a whole week in the market yet. Also, the Japanese market is more handheld friendly compared to consoles and every week hardware sales somewhat reflect that.

In terms of software sales, Bayonetta 2 came in at 3rd place and to no one’s surprise Super Smash Bros 3DS is leading the Japanese sales with more than 321,000 units sold. You can check out sales figures below and let us know what you think.

01./01. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 321.363 / 1.266.008 (-66%)
02./04. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 56.380 / 2.525.591 (+20%)
03./00. [WIU] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2014.09.20} (¥8.316) – 38.828 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] Destiny (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 18.393 / 67.896
05./06. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) – 13.948 / 89.299 (-39%)
06./02. [PS4] Destiny # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 13.014 / 104.291 (-86%)
07./05. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm Revolution (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.11} (¥7.689) – 9.389 / 49.569 (-77%)
08./07. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 7.936 / 129.256 (-48%)
09./08. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 6.396 / 672.313 (-6%)
10./10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 4.554 / 1.274.296 (-7%)
11./09. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 4.334 / 184.048 (-24%)
12./20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V [Bargain Edition] (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.389) – 3.087 / 63.395 (-6%)
13./23. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 2.944 / 4.144.405
14./12. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2014.09.04} (¥7.776) – 2.840 / 19.131 (-37%)
15./14. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) – 2.792 / 139.935 (-32%)
16./15. [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 2.763 / 48.069 (-27%)
17./18. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) – 2.719 / 163.540 (-21%)
18./21. [PS3] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥5.184) – 2.611 / 32.151
19./29. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 2.554 / 3.788.095
20./19. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980) – 2.443 / 102.620 (-27%)3DS LL 35,622
Vita 11,148
PS4 8,939
Wii U 8,396
3DS 7,970
PS3 6,078
Xbox One 1,314
Vita TV 709
Xbox 360 103

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