This Week In Sales: Ouch, Bayonetta 2


    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:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    01.01.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS321,3631,266,0083DSNintendo
    04.02.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder56,3802,525,5913DSLevel 5
    New03.Bayonetta 238,828NewWiiUNintendo
    06.05.Dragon Quest X13,94889,2993DSSquare Enix
    05.07.Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution9,38949,569PS3Bandai Namco
    07.08.Toukiden Extreme7,936129,256PSVKoei Tecmo
    08.09.Mario Kart 86,396672,313WiiUNintendo
    10.10.Yo-kai Watch4,5541,274,2963DSLevel 5
    09.11.Yoshi’s New Island4,334184,0483DSNintendo
    20.12.Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)3,08763,395PS3Take 2
    13.Pokémon X and Y2,9444,144,4053DSPokémon Co.
    12.14.Samurai Warriors 42,84019,131PS4Koei Tecmo
    14.15.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 22,792139,9353DSBandai Namco
    15.16.Medabots 8: Kabuto / Kuwagata2,76348,0693DSRocket Company
    18.17.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure2,719163,5403DSBandai Namco
    21.18.Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition2,61132,151PS3Square Enix
    29.19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf2,5543,788,0953DSNintendo
    19.20.Hyrule Warriors2,443102,620WiiUKoei 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 a contributing writer at 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.

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