Wii U

Bayonetta 2 Sold Through 67% Of Its Shipment


Last week, Nintendo released Bayonetta 2 in Japan. The game sold 38,828 copies in its first week, and Japanese sales tracker Media Create says that it sold through 67.29% of its shipment.


As detailed in our previous coverage of the game’s sales, Bayonetta 2 sold far less than the original Bayonetta at launch (135,242 copies on PlayStation 3 and 64,325 copies on Xbox 360). Media Create says that this is partly due to the differences between the Wii U and PS3 (and 360’s) audiences, but also the difference in the size of their userbases.


When Bayonetta was released, the PlayStation 3 had sold 3.73 million units in Japan. Meanwhile, the Wii U has only sold 1.93 million units in the territory thus far.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.