This Week In Sales: Ouch, Bayonetta 2

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Period: The week of September 15th – September 21st (2014)

Top-seller: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) – 321,363

Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,970 | Total sales: 9,604,817

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 35,622 | Total sales: 6,597,185

PlayStation Vita sales: 11,148 | Total sales: 3,115,246

Vita TV sales: 709 | Total sales: 137,345

Wii U sales: 8,396 | Total sales: 1,930,287

PlayStation 4 sales: 8,939 | Total sales: 718,046

Xbox One sales: 1,314 | Total sales: 30,003

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Last week saw the release of Bayonetta 2 in Japan, and the game—published by Nintendo, who also funded its development—sold  38,828 copies. That’s a far lower opening than the first Bayonetta, which was released back in 2009.

 

The original Bayonetta sold 135,242 copies on PlayStation 3 and 64,325 copies on Xbox 360 in its opening week in Japan. In comparison, Bayonetta 2 hasn’t done nearly as well.

 

The rest of the software sales chart should look familiar to anyone that watches this column regularly. Super Smash Bros. on 3DS had a strong second week, Yo-kai Watch 2 is trucking along as usual, and despite a range of problems with the game, unsuspecting buyers are still picking up Dragon Quest X on 3DS.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 321,363 1,266,008 3DS Nintendo
04. 02. Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 56,380 2,525,591 3DS Level 5
New 03. Bayonetta 2 38,828 New WiiU Nintendo
03. 04. Destiny 18,393 67,896 PS3 Sony
06. 05. Dragon Quest X 13,948 89,299 3DS Square Enix
02. 06. Destiny 13,014 104,291 PS4 Sony
05. 07. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 9,389 49,569 PS3 Bandai Namco
07. 08. Toukiden Extreme 7,936 129,256 PSV Koei Tecmo
08. 09. Mario Kart 8 6,396 672,313 WiiU Nintendo
10. 10. Yo-kai Watch 4,554 1,274,296 3DS Level 5
09. 11. Yoshi’s New Island 4,334 184,048 3DS Nintendo
20. 12. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) 3,087 63,395 PS3 Take 2
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13. Pokémon X and Y 2,944 4,144,405 3DS Pokémon Co.
12. 14. Samurai Warriors 4 2,840 19,131 PS4 Koei Tecmo
14. 15. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 2,792 139,935 3DS Bandai Namco
15. 16. Medabots 8: Kabuto / Kuwagata 2,763 48,069 3DS Rocket Company
18. 17. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure 2,719 163,540 3DS Bandai Namco
21. 18. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition 2,611 32,151 PS3 Square Enix
29. 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2,554 3,788,095 3DS Nintendo
19. 20. Hyrule Warriors 2,443 102,620 WiiU Koei Tecmo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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.