Bayonetta 2 for Switch Sells an Estimated 186,189 Units First Week at Retail

Bayonetta 2 for Switch Sells an Estimated 186,189 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 April 2018 / 5,506 Views

The action adventure hack 'n' slash game from publisher Nintendo and developer Platinum Games - Bayonetta 2 - sold 186,189 units first week at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending February 17, 2018.

 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 86,202 units sold (46%), compared to 56,624 units sold in Europe (30%) and 21,140 units sold in Japan (11%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 9,689 units in the UK, 10,318 units in Germany, and 15,494 units in France.
 
Bayonetta 2 originally launched for the Wii U in 2014 and has sold 851,094 units to date on the console.

Bayonetta 2 released for the Nintendo Switch on February 16 in North America and Europe and February 17 in Japan.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

GoOnKid (on 09 April 2018)

That's okay. Not good, not bad.


Spike0503 (on 10 April 2018)

I'm not interested in getting a Nintendo console but I liked the original Bayonetta so I hope Platinum can find some success with this series.


Podings (on 10 April 2018)

If Nintendo makes sure to keep this available and visible, the sales should stay reasonable, and it will have a good shot at better life time sales than the Wii U version.


Soren0079 (on 09 April 2018)

This is a great launch compared to the previous releases of the game and the fact that it came out February and it was an old game. Not new.


KLAMarine (on 09 April 2018)

Hope these numbers are good.


FarleyMcFirefly (on 09 April 2018)

Well... At least now it's over 1 million sold at retail across 2 platforms. I chose not to double dip this time, but I can't wait for Bayonetta 3!


V-r0cK (on 09 April 2018)

Doing about the same when it first launched on the Wii U. Wonder if this can hit 1 million sales.


think-man (on 09 April 2018)

Good numbers for a port.


Luke888 (on 09 April 2018)

Ok launch since Digital is bigger on Switch compared to Wii U, let's see if it has legs or not, Some people skipped it since they already bought the Wii U version, but still I kinda expected a better launch


Shiken (on 09 April 2018)

I got both Bayo 1 and 2 digitally myself. If both games were on the cart I would have gotten physical, but oh well. I am reaching a point where I grow tired swapping carts out anyway so it worked out for me.


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Heavenly_King (on 09 April 2018)

that is not a good number