Bayonetta 2 is off to a slow start in Japan as the Wii U exclusive has only managed to sell 38,828 copies since its launch on the 20th of September. This number is a far cry from the 135,242 copies sold when the original Bayonetta launched for the PS3, the first game also managed to sell 64,325 copies on the Xbox 360 back in 2009.
This marks an 81 per cent decrease in first week sales when compared to the original. However, with the sequel being exclusive to the Wii U, a console which isn’t doing so well itself, this may have been bound to happen since the game has yet to release in North America and Europe.
Bayonetta 2 is an action hack and slash game, developed by Platinum Games. Despite then the original title’s previous success and the sequel’s critical success in Japan, it doesn’t seem to be off to a good start.
The game will launch on the Wii U in North America and Europe on the 24th of October, over a month after the official Japanese release. Australia will get it the day after on the 25th.
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KitGuru Says: Maybe Japanese Wii U owners just don’t want a hack and slash title, the game may do far better once released in other territories. Its worth noting that not all Wii U exclusive titles are prone to poor sales, Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD both did very well at launch. Do any of you guys own a Wii U? I’ve been thinking about getting one myself with Smash Brothers coming up.