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Bayonetta 2 Sells 68,000 Units In October?

Bayonetta 2 sold about 68,000 units in October, according to a recently-surfaced rumor. This figure, which was shared by a NeoGAF junior member, supposedly comes from a “very reliable” source. Although official sales numbers for Bayonetta 2 have yet to be revealed, the NPD Group previously confirmed that the Wii U exclusive failed to land a spot on the top-10 list of the best-selling games for October. The Bayonetta sequel made its North American debut on October 24th.

156 thoughts on “Bayonetta 2 Sells 68,000 Units In October?”

    1. So this is about a guess from a forum member who doesn´t even mention his source? Talk about reliable numbers here! Lol. Lets wait for official numbers, shall we ?

      1. Why not try checking the sales before you start laughing?
        It’s already at over 350K and that’s just October’s sales.
        If it hits another 50k for the next three months, it WILL be at half-a-mil.

        At this point, I should be the one doing the laughing.
        But I’m not an asshole.

        1. Nope, still laughing. Even for global sales at around 320k, it’s still unlikely, considering that the majority of those sales happened in its first week, and then steeply dropped off for the next 2 weeks by a huge amount.

          1. So just like the first game ? so far its done better than bayonetta 1..I dont know where you guys get the first one sold well…it took years in the bargain bin to move bayo one

            1. It took 2 years to reach the 2 million copies of the first game remember that Hack n Slash games are not mainstream

              Besides this doesn’t Prove anything the guy says that he has a very reliable source but he doesn’t Give anything to support his claims beside the Vgchart stadistics say another story Vgcharts may no be perfect but it follows the game close enough to get an idea of actual sales

            1. You can’t expect a game to sell at a constant rate of 50k for months after analyzing a drop-off of over 300k. It’s Maths and basic economics

                1. I think your on the right track dude, it isn’t being too optimistic to expect games to keep momentum through Christmas. Also, people forget that digital sales are not included in released figures so there are more sold than we know so far. Mine will arrive as an Xmas gift so that’s one mor down ;)

        2. VGchartz said Bayonetta 2 sold over 200k in it’s first week in N.A.. The game released October 24. This article says it only sold around 60k in October. Either this artical is wrong, or VgChartz is wrong.

          1. Global was over 200K for Bayonetta 2. U.S.A. was over 120K according to VG Charts. Either way the real total for NPD and VG Chartz are estimates as not every retailer report sales.

    1. if it reaches 500,000 it’ll be 55×500,000 = 27,500,000$ 30×500,000 = 15,000,000£
      converting it to yen 27,500,000$ ~ 3,242,655,223¥
      i hope it reaches 1 million because it would profit platinum games and much
      now since 500,000 alone is not from the us its hard to real number of value

      1. The developers don’t get quite that much. They sell the game for less than the retail price to stores, and they probably pay shipping and taxes and stuff too.

        It would sell for more than £30 though. Probably closer to £45

  1. OMG its such a shame, a great game doesn’t sell nothing :( but New Super Refrito Bros sella 10millions. I don’t wanna live in this world anymore.

      1. Is not perfect but it follows games close enough to get an idea of how much the sales are
        Second i would Like a direct source of this guy information rather than a “very reliable source” remember this is the internet anyone can claim anything about anything on the internet

  2. Shame…. Bayonetta 2 is one of the best games in videogame history and so few people will play it.

    It’s the definition of a gem. They should just write “Bayonetta 2” right next to the word in dictionaries.

    1. It is a very good game, but saying shit like “it’s one of the best games in history” just confirms how little gaming you have done and how irrelevant your comments truly are.

      1. Uh… GameSpot and 10 other review websites gave it a 10/10, so yeah… it is now considered one of the best games in history, not popular, but in quality, yes…

  3. It’s not all about sales… Some companies care about just making good games and aren’t in it for the money like EA and u soft

  4. LOL Is this a joke? Bayonetta 2 Sold over 100K in the usa in the week ending October 25th so yeah pretty much impossible for it to have only sold 68k.

  5. MyNintendonews:
    Why the hell do you give us such a shitty news?!? It isn’t true! Why? Cause there were preorders about 90k! Only in the US!
    It seems you, yes YOU My-damn-nintendonews, wants to annoy us and I ask myself: WHY?!?!?

  6. Yes “very reliable” without a source or proof yep that’s what i call reliable in the mean i Heard from a “very reliable” that people that Capcom will release Mega Man legends 3 in 3 months trust me guys is “very reliable”

    1. That it did… but in my opinion it’s the best console that’s been out in years, and it’s only been out for two years.

  7. Nintendo fanbase in a nutshell: only buys Mario games (check out the top selling Wii U games, bash other people for buying COD games, defends good third party games but don’t even buy them

    1. Fun fact: The first week’s worth of sales in the US, for Bayonetta 2, have made it the best-supported AAA third party on the system in terms of sales speed.
      It’s out-sold the early sales of every other multiplat title third parties have ever put onto the Wii U.
      That’s support.

  8. This is why we will NEVER get third party games on Wii U. The one time a third party makes an awesome game for Wii U, and the fans don’t support it. And don’t say “oh HERP DERP third parties are all shit and we don’t need it” because 1. Nintendo needs it if they want Wii U to sell well 2. People DO want third parties with Nintendo exclusives 3. Not all third parties are like that. Don’t be retards. Just because third parties don’t support Wii U doesn’t mean they’re the worst company in the world. They just have sound business sense. I bet 70% of you guys don’t even own a Sony/Microsoft console and are just copying what other fanboys say to damage control, like the sheep you are

      1. Just because you have a console doesn’t prove you know what you are talking about i have medicine books and i having them doesn’t make a expert in medicine
        Second this is the internet ANYONE can Claim ANYTHING on the web before saying anything i recomend to wait for the official number sales of the game just because someone says it has a “I have a reliable Source” doesn’t make it true, i can that i have a reliable source in something but if i do not provide with an actual source it just a Claim with no fundaments

        1. Yeah but it also doesn’t help that Nintendo is mums about the sales. Nintendo was the first to tell us that MK8 sold a 300k in a week, or that SMBforU preorders out preordered MK8. I know Nintendo didn’t developers the game but they damn published that shit, they know what the numbers are, and they haven’t said shit.

    1. Nintendo doesn’t really want 3rd party games on their console, unless it is an exclusive game and they get to put their greasy hands on it.

      They don’t require 3rd party though because if you’re an actual console gamer you will own either an Xbox or a Playstation as well as a WiiU or all three.

      If you’re a Nintendo fanboy you will buy Nintendo to play Nintendo games and couldn’t care less about 3rd party games

        1. They could have dominated the gaming market without a doubt. But instead they really handed the market on a silver platter to Sony and Microsoft. Sometimes I do question Nintendos thought process. I personally love the Wii U, but it had the absolute worst launch of any console in history. I remember thier selling point….That reveal trailer…..They were selling us year old third party games that were already out for other systems…. I knew then.. Nintendo, you guys done fucked it up.

  9. That’s so disappointing… Looks like we’re never gonna get proper third party support on Wii U after this mess huh.the third parties were right to skip Wii U after all… :/

  10. Nintendo fanboys only buy Games with mario slapped on the box. Thankfully I supported this game and many others for Wii U, sadly I doubt the sheep would ever do that. They’re just making it harder for Nintendo in the end.

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          Triple A nonsense or not, still non Nintendo…

          And CoD, AC and EA garbage sports are invalid at all means…

          1. And that’s the problem. If indies become profitable on the Wii U we are going to be stuck with those and only those for 3rd party support. Look at the Vita, a very capable machine reduced to indie central, is that what you want the Wii U to become, a Mario/Zelda/indie machine? Because I surely don’t.

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              No, but you can’t force people to buy a game just for support…

              In Europe, I’m sure the sales could have been a little higher too if they included Bayonetta for free just like in the US…

              1. No you can’t, but those that keep bitching and complaining about the lack of support should. If a developer/s actually gives a damn about us as gamers the least we can do I support them. Either by buying the game or promoting ourselfs.

                You can bet your ass that Platinum will not be making Wonderful 102 on the Wii U unless Nintendo funds the project because this fan base is in no way profitable to 3rd parties.

        2. You do realize that it’s better crafted than 99% of all AAA multiplats that hit the Wii U, right?
          Don’t look down on it just because it’s from an indie; it’s a perfectly valid example of a third party game selling well on Wii U.

    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

      High Command makes it hard for themselves, it’s never the consumers fault, EVER…

      It’s like those stupid apes blaming McDonalds for getting fat even though they eat there almost everyday…

    2. Mario games are great in that you can play them with more than 2 people in local multiplayer. That said, Wii U is actually my first Nintendo -console, and the 2 Mario-games I own are my first Mario games, and have both been excellent. That said, I did also get Bayonetta, W101, DKC:TF, Pikmin3, and a few more, and all of them have been great (although I haven’t beaten Bayo1 yet, let alone 2, so Smash will just have to wait).

          1. The guy is Right the NPD ranks by the total of sales of every console not individual sales of a game this the chart of the october sales
            1.NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
            2.Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
            3.The Evil Within (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
            4.Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360, PS3, PC)
            5.Destiny (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
            6.Skylanders: Trap Team (360, Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, 3DS, mobile)
            7.FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS)
            8.Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
            9.Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, XBox One, PC)
            10.Minecraft (360, PS3, PS4)
            As you can see both bayonetta 2 and sunset Overdrive are not in the chart Cuz NPD List games by all consoles sales in other word same game but different versions of it just look AT the sales of the Evil Within they count all versions of the same game not just one this is why sometimes game do not apear on Top 10 charts there is only one version of Bayonetta 2 ( Wii U) and one version of Sunset Overdrive(XBONE) of Course none of this game will appear on Top 10 Cuz They ARE Exclusives and NPD DOES NOT rank individual sales of a game like VGcharts do( counting individual versions of the game) the Rank the same game as one it doesn’t matter which version is the most popular they Rank Evil Whithin as one game not as different versions of the game

  11. It’s a sad day for Wii U. This basically confirmed to third parties that they should never develop for us. So much for #operationplatinum.

  12. Well to be fair NPD ranks by lumping all platform releases together so a game on any on of PS3, PS4, Xbox360, and or xbone will rank higher. It also doesn’t count digital which bayo 2 sold well in on the eshop. Hopefully these numbers won’t be indicative of lifetime sales figures.

    1. Actually Bayonetta two did not sell well on the eshop. Reggie himself said Bayonetta had low digital sales, at about 10%.

  13. Question
    Didn’t the NPD ranked through all plataforms releases instead of individual?
    Like this
    NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
    2.Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
    3.The Evil Within (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
    4.Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360, PS3, PC)
    5.Destiny (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
    6.Skylanders: Trap Team (360, Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, 3DS, mobile)
    7.FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS)
    8.Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
    9.Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, XBox One, PC)
    10.Minecraft (360, PS3, PS4)
    This is the october charts
    Can somebody explain this to me please i’ll be very thankful

  14. November might be a good month for Bayo! Target’s promo buy 2 get 3rd free made lots of gamers to buy it, at least on forums they said it was being chosen and went I went to Target both times they were out of stock!

      1. If there were only a before and after poll of people saying that they were gonna buy the game and people that actually did. Only then we would have an idea…

  15. I was actually considering buying Bayonetta 2 until I played the demo. I knew just from that that it wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m not a fan of hack and slash games.

  16. turns out that picking cheap hardware (much older gen hardware) be able to double profit from ur business… its not actually working anymore. I hope nintendo gets that message and in a couple of years or 3, they will come out with something competitive, or even more feature proof than x1 and ps4. X1 and ps4 allready have some negative comments from the devs, limits them in the AI, etc.

    I like Nintendo having IBM cpu no probl with that, but give it some horse power!

    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

      If these so called “developers” even criticizes the Xbots and Sonyans, then they are the ones that are destroying this universe…

      How about making games for creativity, fun and challenge and no idiotic cinematics everywhere, pointless details that gives nothing to the games except looking a bit pretty and “realistic” human plot garbage that ends up being totally ridiculous and just stupid…

      I hate these apes…

  17. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

    This is also the blame of the Xbot and Sonyan zealots for wanting the game but not buying a Wii U…

    Resources is not the issue…

      1. People who bought a PS4 just to play Destiny the most dissapointing game of this year along side with the Evil Whithin you know that kind of people who Also bought the same system to play Watch Dogs which i AM also part of this people i still regret buying a PS4 to play Destiny truly the PS4 has no games until next year for anyone who wants a PS4 wait till next year don’t buy the system now wait till 2015

      2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        Well they do have the resources for a Wii U, many of them but they don’t want to buy one because of their hatred towards the empire or because they think Nintendo is for kids only…

        1. I still regret buying a PS4 right now, truth to be told i have been having a better time with my Wii U and XBone than with my PS4 heck i Barely use the dang thing this days it just keep gathering dust on my room

            1. I bough an Xbone for two reasons scalebound ( I LOVE PLATINUM GAMES) and Sunset Overdrive (Cuz Punk Rock and Colors)
              And I Bough my Wii U for MK8, Smash, Bayonetta 2 (again Cuz Platinum), The Wonderfull 101(Nintendo and Platinum? Working Together? I can’t say no to that), Xenoblade Chronicles X and last but not least Devil’s Third

                    1. Seriously XBone sound so Funny i bet the guys that were Working on Name of the Xbox One didn’t realice how ridiculous the abreviation of the console will turn out to be
                      XBone oh goodness my sides still hurts just by typing it
                      It sounds Like they wanted for everyone to mock the system by IT’S name
                      Pffft… XBone oh my sides XD

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          I don’t even like this type of games but Bayonetta has that something extra, specially he second game…

  18. it such a shame cause it would have showcase that 3rd party can also be successful which is not the case. The sad thing is that give more argument to3rd party studio not to produce a game on wii U. I will get y copy of bayonetta not to support platinium just cause it’s a good game (better than smash for me)

  19. Every time I think something sounds like great, impressive sales, I hear everybody talking about how bad the sales are etc. I can tell I know nothing about business, or SOMETHING.

  20. aside from bayonetta 2… have you guys noticed… 5 days without a review with a score “ssb4wiiu” from gamespot ? what the fuck are they doing ? are they intentionally delaying the score ? (if they decided it was a 10 i could understand. because of all the shitstorm it would bring… i mean 2 10’s in 1 year ? )

    1. Sometimes outlets do not get the game before release or they feel they haven’t been able to play through it thoroughly enough to warrant an objective review at that moment. *shrug*

      I’m sure it will come.

    2. It’s called an embargo, and it’s usually done when a game is clearly inferior to its predecessors.
      In other words: TOLD YOU SO.
      Go buy Pokemon, SSBWU is a mediocre rehash.

  21. Even though that neogaf crap is false, Nintendo seriously under supplied the game.
    At my retailer the stock for this game is <-25 (special edition), first print sold out in less than 20 minutes.
    Though there is no telling how many orders they still have unfulfilled, since they only show 25 max, could be 26, could be 50.
    And that is just one retailer in a small country.
    Normal version seems not to sell as well, Nintendo should do a digital promotion, if you buy the regular, you get 90% off of Bayo 1 digital.

  22. LOOOOL !!
    We have confirmation that Nintendo fans are the very worst. Not supporting any new franchise, not curious, stuck into console habits.
    GG no re Bayonetta and Nintendo/Platinum partnership ahahah.

    1. LOOOOL !!
      We have confirmation that Sony fans are the very worst. Not supporting any new franchise, not curious, stuck into console habits.
      GG no re Destiny and Sony/Activision/BUNGIE partnership ahahah.

  23. I would love to have this game but I can’t find it for a reasonable price anywhere, the problem is not that we don’t want it but that Nintendo undershipped it and the retailers are hoarding the few units left and skyrocketing the prices.

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