Bayonetta 2

Global Total as of 02nd Sep 2017 (units): 0.81m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: PlatinumGames Genre: Action

Comments (236)

Kyuu (on 08 October 2017)
It bombed in Japan but did alright in the west. It just failed to persuade many of the original fans on X360 and PS3 into buying a Wii U.

And that depends on what you classify as stylish action game because NieR Automata already outsold it by a good margin.
spurgeonryan (on 19 September 2017)
Wasn't this over a million at one point? Digital pushed it past.
NoirSon (on 20 August 2017)
@Kyuu, I don't know, given its platform and the fact that stylish action games like this aren't doing that well these days, it seems to done a good job. I mean it has easily outsold DmC and outside of licensed games like Batman or Shadow of Mordor, I can't think of a stylish action game not named Assassin's Creed that has sold better on any current gen console.
Kyuu (on 03 June 2017)
Pretty poor, if expected, sales.
curl-6 (on 26 January 2017)
Still similar sales to the 360 version of the original
CaptainExplosion (on 22 January 2017)
This game is getting more undertracked all the time.
Rogerioandrade (on 22 November 2016)
Oh my goodness... what a dumbass I am. LOL. Only now I saw that it´s actually 100k in Japan.
Rogerioandrade (on 22 November 2016)
There´s definetely something off about those adjustments... why there is a figure of only 10k sold in Japan if MC numbers for the 3rd week of this game were a total of 50k? Was the game tracked after its re-release? ( Weird.
Goodnightmoon (on 17 November 2016)
For a niche game on a 13m installbase 750k is a pretty good number, specially for a game so different from what Nintendo fans usually buy, the original one only sold a little more than 1 million on X360 after all.
Kerotan (on 08 November 2016)
Finally it gets its adjustment
Fededx (on 01 November 2016)
Adjusted down :( Poor Bayo, sold so poorly. Deserves much more than this!
thewastedyouth (on 24 September 2016)
what is with the dead Japan sales? even Europe beat it
fleischr (on 18 August 2016)
OT in NA, but likely undertracked in Europe
Darwinianevolution (on 06 July 2016)
Overtracked. Has it reached the million combined retail and digital, maybe?
Kerotan (on 04 July 2016)
Grossly overtracked. it's not at 1m.
fedfed (on 29 June 2016)
1 m - finally!
b00moscone (on 19 June 2016)
@think-man You're not serious, right?

First of all, the first game was on both PS3 and X360, and secondly, it's on a console with inferior sales. Taking all of that into consideration, i'd say it's done pretty well.
think-man (on 17 June 2016)
wow this game bombed, sold half of what Bayonetta 1 did. That's disappointing
garretslarrity (on 16 May 2016)
Operation Platinum has been completed. Good job everybody.
Shikamo (on 04 May 2016)
fleischr (on 03 May 2016)
#OperationPlatinum complete! You're pure platinum Bayo 2 owners!
b00moscone (on 03 May 2016)
1m! Congrats!
fedfed (on 03 May 2016)
2 weeks to 1 mil... then we need a selects release!
xboxonefan (on 03 May 2016)
1 million
JTurner82 (on 03 May 2016)
FINALLY! Bayonetta 2 hits 1 million!
Paatar (on 24 April 2016)
Bayonetta 1 is not sold separately. Bayonetta 2 is now sold by itself without Bayonetta 1.
Darwinianevolution (on 20 April 2016)
What about Bayonetta 1's numbers? Don't they sell the games separated already?
HylianYoshi (on 12 April 2016)
It'll reach a million in no time...
Meret (on 02 April 2016)
Can't wait for Bayonetta 3 on NX :)
Meret (on 02 April 2016)
Such an undertracked game in many countries like France :(
Ryng_Tolu (on 02 April 2016)
Is so sad to know those sales are bullshit lol
Boutros (on 22 March 2016)
Machina is more than willing to fix sales but until he's given control of the database by ioi he can't do it. Until then Bayonetta 2 might reach 1 million phantom sales lool
Gamemaster87 (on 20 March 2016)
I hope you know what the word "Rumour" means. You can't use rumours as evidence for your thesis that Bayonetta 2 is overtracked.
CaptainExplosion (on 10 March 2016)
@BayonettaHair: Yes they have.
BayonettaHair (on 10 March 2016)
where is the rerelease effects? 1k for the usa? Vgchartz have lost your sanity?
Meret (on 20 February 2016)
@leyendax69 massively undertracked in Europe. also, soon Nintendo will release standalone B2 in USA.
Meret (on 20 February 2016)
@Roronaa_chan what's need to be fixed is your stupid head :|
leyendax69 (on 02 February 2016)
So, is this over or undertracked? I remember it was way lower in some npd thread
CaptainExplosion (on 29 January 2016)
@Poliwrathlord If anything it's grossly UNDERTRACKED.

Yet another masterpiece overshadowed by Call of Duty and other recycled dudebro garbage.
kooltrex (on 23 January 2016)
Almost at 1 million.
Poliwrathlord (on 26 December 2015)
Grossly overtracked.
Roronaa_chan (on 21 December 2015)
Is this ever going to be fixed?
IamAwsome (on 20 December 2015)
These are pretty good sales considering the context.
Yakuzaice (on 20 December 2015)
If I recall correctly, that 60k in France number was their projection for the end of the year. In the article he says 200k by the end of the calendar year for smash. In the article he uses the same 200k number for smash, and then says the 60k figure for Bayonetta 2.

VGC still has it lower than 60k for the end of 2014, but it is likely that included digital and it is possible it didn't do as well in December as they had hoped.

Also, if B2 is substantially undertracked in those first weeks, then the same would likely be true of a lot of French software. B2 debuted at number 4, and then fell off the top 5 the next week. In that first week, VGC has the best selling software (FIFA PS3) at 16,342. The next week, it has the fifth best selling game (Just Dance) at 8,618. If we are to believe that B2 sales are 2-3x higher than VGC shows, then other software would need to be higher since we know that B2 was 4th in its debut week, and out of the top 5 afterwards.
garretslarrity (on 18 December 2015)
So it was .91M when I wrote that last comment, and it says .90M now. I suppose it was corrected downward.

Nonetheless, I still think this will reach 1M, especially now that she was announced for Smash!
eemrak1616 (on 16 December 2015)
These numbers are wrong. bayonetta 2 did not sell over 400,000 in the USA.
Boutros (on 16 December 2015)
Latest US numbers (NPD): ~182k as of Nov. 28th
Metroid33slayer (on 16 December 2015)
This game is massively undertracked in Europe, it officially sold 60k in its first month in france and vgchartz only had it at 18k back in its first month in france. It is obvious that the game is overtracked in NA and undertracked EUR. I'm sure bayonetta is more popular in Europe, she won the smash ballot in Europe after all.
OneKartVita (on 16 December 2015)
@b00moscone: according to the latest numbers it's heavily overtracked in the US. Nowhere near a million.
PAOerfulone (on 16 December 2015)
I believe the "Smash Bros." effect will be very kind to this game!
fluky-nintendy (on 15 December 2015)
The overtracking here makes me cringe.
b00moscone (on 12 December 2015)
Yep, 1m seller for sure, at least according to VGC numbers :P
garretslarrity (on 12 December 2015)
.91M already? This game had better legs than I expected. With digital, this game should have no trouble hitting 1M in 2016.
Rogerioandrade (on 10 December 2015)
Counting digital sales... this game probably is just about to hit the 01 million mark
Rogerioandrade (on 10 December 2015)
Counting digital sales... this game probably is just about to hit the 01 million mark
xboxonefan (on 04 December 2015)
only 150.000 copies to go
Mr Puggsly (on 28 November 2015)
@bowserthedog - Hey, I can appreciate other on Wii U like Mario stuff and Splatoon. But that isn't aiming for the same audience as Bayonetta 2 and you know that.
chidori-chan2 (on 16 November 2015)
Overtracked a LOT. this game sell only 157 k lifetime in US.
garretslarrity (on 08 November 2015)
I still have hope that this will reach 1M.
DolPhanTendo (on 07 November 2015)
Almost at 1 million Nice!!! To bad Japan didn't get on this game. Maybe with Splatoon selling WiiU consoles this can get steam.
b00moscone (on 22 September 2015)
Great game, a little short, but once the story end the game gives you a few more things to do :)
thewastedyouth (on 09 September 2015)
Japan sales wtf
bowserthedog (on 14 August 2015)
I'm sorry for anyone who thinks a game needs to have an M rating to be considered core software.
Mr Puggsly (on 08 August 2015)
@fleischr - What bugs me most about this isn't the sales. I just hate its on platform that doesn't offer a notable library of core software.

I may eventually buy a Wii U just to play and that sucks because this is pretty much the only thing I want on Wii U.
aceburg0413 (on 18 July 2015)
That was the main reason I bought my Wii U, still love the game and am sad for the lack of units.
fleischr (on 09 July 2015)
There will always be babies who will cry about this being overtracked and shed tears about what this game would have been like on PS4/X1. Grow up already.
ExplodingBlock (on 09 July 2015)
Look at that, 700k!!!
seinsmeld (on 28 April 2015)
u know what, exactly how many units it sold doesn't matter. it sold enough that they are considering a sequel and thats all that counts!!!
Ryng_Tolu (on 28 April 2015)
We will never have some adjustment... any way, that what i think.
175,000 NA
140,000 EU
70,000 JP
Globally = above 400,000
Nintendo games have legs, more and more title have more than double the sales lifetime at this point.
So, possible +800,000 lifetime... but under 1,000,000. Sad for the best game of this generation as for now...
Kowan (on 20 April 2015)
I doubt we'll have any adjustments at all. VGchartz is gonna stick with its estimates.
fluky-nintendy (on 17 April 2015)
Maybe it sold over 200k in Canada. That's the only possible excuse now.
outlawauron (on 17 April 2015)
Ouch. I knew it was overtracked because that's what happens with niche titles, but 157k isn't good.
curl-6 (on 17 April 2015)
Wish we could get some adjustments, I'm really curious as to its actual numbers
TheGoldenBoy (on 17 April 2015)
Overtracked in the US by ~180k according to Creamsugar.
binary solo (on 30 March 2015)
At the current rate of sales it will take over 70 weeks to hit 1 million. I think 750K is an acceptable result from Nintendo and Platinum's perspective. But I'm sure they both would have wanted more.
NoirSon (on 28 March 2015)
Seems on pace to do about as well as the individual editions of the previous game, which given the Wii U's install base and the relative poor showing of most other stylish action games not named Batman or AC in recent years is pretty damn good.
JTurner82 (on 26 March 2015)
It'll hit 1 million over time.
fireburn95 (on 26 March 2015)
*sales wise
fireburn95 (on 26 March 2015)
Platinum have been on a low streak as of late
Paatar (on 12 March 2015)
@eric actually, this will probably hit 1m at the end of 2015. With all the boosts combined with holiday sales, it'll sell more than you think. :P
ericquaresma (on 03 March 2015)
@Goodnightmoon, yeah, maybe.
Goodnightmoon (on 26 February 2015)
@ericquaresma, probably in 2.
ericquaresma (on 26 February 2015)
@Munchies, probably in 4 years
Paatar (on 24 February 2015)
@Munchies I believe lifetime it will get over 1m. Easily. I am going to predict it will have 1.20m lifetime.
Munchies (on 21 February 2015)
Can this get to a million?
PhilippinePrince88 (on 14 February 2015)
This is the problem Bayonetta is a sucess Despite some of the trolling Nintendo Sony and Mircosoft fanboys. A losers haters to see you win and yes do I agree this game should have done smash #'s yes it should so Im alittle bit sadden but it's great to see everyone show up that cared .. I got 5 copies day one I wish every nintendo fanboy supported this but some didn't :'-( and that sucks. Well here's to scale bound maybe coming out this year.. :)
Apolinario (on 14 February 2015)
They don't WANT to believe the numbers. That's the real issue. If you don't like the numbers, PROVE their wrong! And I don't mean links to forum gossip.
Ruler (on 12 February 2015)
Whats so innacurate about these numbers? almost every big youtuber supported this game and made a shoutouts to buy it.
SubiyaCryolite (on 12 February 2015)
I want to believe these numbers are correct. I want to...
KyleeStrutt (on 08 February 2015)
This may be the numbers in phantasy land, we know they're innacurate in the real world.
darkenergy (on 02 February 2015)
At least this outsold Driveclub in the US.
bowserthedog (on 02 February 2015)
The game has good 2015 legs so far average 3 thousand sold per day. If that continued for the year it would ad an extra 1 million sold. Obviously that won't be the case but I'm impressed so far. I think it could reach over 1 million lifetime by the end of the year quite easily.
Paatar (on 30 January 2015)
The numbers on this game are correct UNTIL proven otherwise. Meaning until Platinum or Nintendo CONFIRM if it is overtracked or not, these are the correct sales.
jetforcejiminy (on 29 January 2015)
@DerNebel so is it platinum or nintendo's fault sony can't make games that function on day one? please. and i don't know what "raving" reviews are, they sound pretty crazy. maybe you meant rave...
Apolinario (on 25 January 2015)
For those claiming it's over tracked, please link to link to a legitimate source that helped you come to that conclusion. Thanks.
Kowan (on 25 January 2015)
Severely overtracked in the US.
DerNebel (on 21 January 2015)

A game that launched without hiccups and got raving reviews from critics outsold a game that had a horrible launch and got very mediocre the about 50k.... yup "lol" indeed.
fleischr (on 20 January 2015)
Outsold Driveclub in the US lol
Goodnightmoon (on 17 January 2015)
Ryng If you´re right (and you probably are) Then 450k is not bad at all, i expected more but is fine, nearly 0.5 and probably 0.8 -1 m lifetime.
Ryng_Tolu (on 17 January 2015)
overtracked in the US and undertracked in Europe... correct the Japan number.
This game is probabily at 450,000.
Gammalad (on 17 January 2015)
Sorry I am a person who likes evidence and not baseless rumors. So if I came off skeptical about that then thats why.
MepH (on 16 January 2015)
Overtracked by 180K in the US @ Jan, 3rd.
Gammalad and Greenbeans didn't want to face the truth 'till the last moment!

@Ninsect, it's kinda undertracked in France (15 or 20k maybe) but I also think it could be overtracked in many other countries.
Ninsect (on 16 January 2015)
Woah, this is overtracked by almost 200k out of 300k in the US >_>. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same in ROW
fluky-nintendy (on 16 January 2015)
Severely overtracked on the US, which is a shame :(
Kerotan (on 16 January 2015)
Greenbeans you wrote that at the worst possible time. NPD just came out and bayonetta has only sold 135k in the usa. Heavily overtracked.
Metallox (on 16 January 2015)
NPD puts it at 135K LTD.

So the game is technically overtracked by 180K units, even considering that NPD includes digital. This would put the game at ~420K, which, for whatever reason, it's not so horrible.
Greenbeans (on 15 January 2015)
Lol People saying it's over tracked. Where's the proof?

Fact is, Operatipn Platinum wil be a success. There is a mature Wii U audience, Ubisoft just needed to blame the audience on their shitty games.
johnlucas (on 11 January 2015)
#OperationPlatinum is a success.
It's not just gonna hit 1 million. It's gonna go BEYOND.
And remember everybody, these are just the PHYSICAL sales. ;-)
Gammalad (on 11 January 2015)
I still would like to see where it was confirmed that its 100k over tracked outside of 1 rumor that was never proven. So as it stands its at probably over 600k with digital included and odds are will be at 1M by the Fall.
KyleeStrutt (on 11 January 2015)
Overtracked by over 100k in the US, most likely haven't crossed the 500k mark yet.
JTurner82 (on 11 January 2015)
That depends on how it continues to sell, of course. But either way, it's gratifying to know that this outsold THE WONDERFUL 101. Looks like there IS an audience for these kind of games on WiiU, unlike what a certain Ubisoft producer said.
Materia-Blade (on 11 January 2015)
Will pass 1 million in may.
TheLegendaryWolf (on 10 January 2015)
might hit 1 million by the end of the year.
JTurner82 (on 10 January 2015)
Not sure if it'll hit 1 million, but either way this is good news for a title of this type on such a user base. Seriously, though, it's a really terrific game. Getting it and the prequel together is one of the best third party deals I've ever seen on WiiU.
Redgrave (on 09 January 2015)
@Paatar Holiday sales my man.
Paatar (on 09 January 2015)
Wow, it sold a lot in the last week. Easily going to hit a million.
Goodnightmoon (on 08 January 2015)
Yeah!!!! 0.6m by years end! this is not a flop, it will hit 1m, maybe on 2015.
Redgrave (on 07 January 2015)
It's a slow burner like the original.

Why are people so worked-up over the sales? It's a great game, and I'd love to see it pass the million. But this "#OperationPlatinum" sales crap has done nothing but bait trolls.
Materia-Blade (on 07 January 2015)
If we consider a 15-20k weekly starting 2015, it will reach 1 million around may. who knows how much it's ltd will be? what I know is that it's funny seeing many naysayers ltd predictions being too low after just 2 months of sales.
I3LuEI3omI3eR (on 07 January 2015)
Hmmm any digital info on it? Maybe with digital included its sold over 700k?
Skullwaker (on 07 January 2015)
@Gammalad people believe what fits their agenda, sadly. This game is selling very well given the circumstances. Might even pass 600k before the year ends, or at least get close.
VenusianKing (on 07 January 2015)
It'll hit a million before they even have to announce a price drop.
Paatar (on 07 January 2015)
This game will EASILY sell over 1 million. No doubt about it.
fleischr (on 06 January 2015)
#9 on Amazon monthly for october 2014. Sold better than Sunset Overdrive that month by a quite a lot.
Gammalad (on 06 January 2015)
I love how people say that it was massively over tracked in the US even though it was never confirmed to be true and was just a rumor on a large forum. Right now I am sure the game is sitting at over 500k, and will probably sell 750k-1M LTD
Metallox (on 03 January 2015)
Franch units are shipped, and they said that they wanted to sell 60K units as of the end of 2014, so actual French sales should be right now at 40-45K copies, pretty much there, 10K undertracking, barely something.
OfficerRaichu15 (on 03 January 2015)
techinically its undertracked by 30k in france so
its really 70k overtracked
so it should be at 420k
Metallox (on 02 January 2015)
I think it should have moved more than 50K units during the rest of December, so that would put the game in the 400K mark, counting its massive overtracking in the United States and its light undertracking in Europe; not counting digital for sure.

For what and where it is, I just can say it's performing in an acceptable way.
Seece (on 01 January 2015)
Overtracked massively in the US, by over 100k it seems.
zippy (on 31 December 2014)
This has done ok so far all things considered, 450k in a couple of months, for a niche genre on a small install base. I was hoping for 500k lifetime, so its going to exceed my sales expectations.
mii-gamer (on 29 December 2014)
Did meh to ok. I still want more sales.
tuyiooo (on 27 December 2014)
i know vgchartz doesn´t track anything with 100% accuracy, but, acording the vgchartz this are the total sales after 7 week in each region of each version.

PS3 360 WiiU
128,867 (USA) 198,423 (USA) 231,044 (USA)
123,176 (EU) 128,422 (EU) 108,786 (EU)
196,701 (JP) 87,916 (JP) 53,970 (JP)

USA WiiU first 7 weeks are higher than PS3 and 360, in EU are below 15k and 20k, and in JP are below 140k and 34k, USA and EU number are not so bad if we consider the install base size of the PS3 and 360 back then in 2009-2010 when Bayo1 was released, JP sales are really low, expecially because the WiiU LTD sales are already higher than the 360 LTD sales in Japan.

If we add the first 7 week sales of every region, then we have 448,744 (PS3), 414,761 (360) and 393,800 (WiiU), and if we consider the Intall base size, then Bayo 2 are not so bad after all, i really think Bayo 2 will reach the million sales in an almost similar time span as the ps3 (3 years) or the 360 (5 years) did.

Of course all according to VGChartz data.
A203D (on 25 December 2014)
It did good. Nice job Platinum and Nintendo.
MegaDrive08 (on 25 December 2014)
Noone really no weather its over tracked or under tracked, people just like to come on here and spout garbage when they have no clue, and want the game not to sell well, its pretty sad.
qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 23 December 2014)
Anyway, 1.2 million sales. Yes, I am going there.
qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 23 December 2014)
Maybe by like 40k digital sales. I love this game too, but why do people always assume undertracked?
Metallox (on 22 December 2014)
Seems official now. The game is overtracked by 150K-170K units(including digital).

I still don't know from where are coming these numbers, but I'll take it as real this time.
Skullwaker (on 20 December 2014)
I'm pretty confident this will reach 1m lifetime. At the very least, 800-900k. W101 sold poorly yet had decent legs, and I think this will too.
curl-6 (on 20 December 2014)
So much for ppl claiming this would be the next Wonderful 101 in sales
Meret (on 19 December 2014)
The game is very undertracked. In France alone it sold ~60,000 copies as of beginning of december
Clyde32 (on 19 December 2014)
Does ioi subscribe to NPD?
Metallox (on 19 December 2014)
Those 70K never were confirmed though, it's just a rumor. We still don't have official numbers for the United States. So if those numbers are true, I think the game would be in realitty at 320K.
fluky-nintendy (on 19 December 2014)
v That means it is overtracked by almost twice. I wouldn't be surprised at all.
deftodon (on 18 December 2014)
As of november, the game did not yet reach 100k in US according to NPD.
Jissu (on 18 December 2014)
Actually, this game sold better on the Wii U than the original 360 and PS3 versions when you count install base. To date, it has sold a little over .40m with a Wii U install base of about 8m. Bayonetta on the 360 sold .90m an install base of about 84m. Bayonetta on PS3 sold 1.17m with an install base of about 84m. Now, if you were to say that there were 84m Wii Us, Bayonetta 2 would sell roughly 4m. That doesn't sound like a failure to me.
DolPhanTendo (on 16 December 2014)
I think it's doing well than what people think because my city of Stockton, California (350,000 people) does not have it anywhere. will hit a million easy
JTurner82 (on 16 December 2014)
Looks like BAYONETTA 2 got a nice little increase over the Thanksgiving break. Should hit half a million by the end of the year.
Tlozjb (on 13 December 2014)
So with the France undertrackmente and digital, the game should already be around 0.44 - 0.46
Gammalad (on 12 December 2014)
So WW undertracked by 40k. I think for sure its on its way to 1M LTD.
ghettoglamour (on 11 December 2014)
Ouch :(
JTurner82 (on 06 December 2014)
So if we count the mistracked France sales, then that means this game is already over 400k.
bowserthedog (on 06 December 2014)
Mark my words. Lifetime WW sales will surpass a million for this game.
DarkRPGamer007 (on 05 December 2014)
Not too bad for an M game on Wii U. Maybe positive reviews helped a bit
Ryng_Tolu (on 04 December 2014)
By 40K. :D
Just in France. :D
Tippi (on 04 December 2014)
Massively undertracked in France. Should be around 60k.
Rogerioandrade (on 04 December 2014)
well.. well.. could be better, but it´s not completely failure. It seems that Nintendo subestimated the sales potential of this game. Hope they print more copies for the holidays
MegaDrive08 (on 29 November 2014)
Also both games are on the wara wara plaza, with a healthy amount of miis stood around each game, showing its a popular game.
JTurner82 (on 28 November 2014)
Quit your sarcasm. BAYONETTA 2 is doing pretty good so far. Like I said, it's outpaced W101, and even its legs following its release were even weaker than this game. Hey, during its first Thanksgiving its total wasn't even anywhere near where BAYONETTA 2 is now. In fact, it was below it. By the end of its first year it only did 125k! This has already done better than that, so I'm sorry to say, the argument about BAYONETTA 2 being a "failure" doesn't apply here. Not even close.
DrTregay (on 28 November 2014)
Wow great sales, look at those legs, operation platinum worked. Sike....
JTurner82 (on 28 November 2014)
Nonsense. BAYONETTA 2 has done solidly so far, and the whole NPD numbers are just a rumor. There's no proof. The only way we'll find out whether BAYONETTA 2 succeeded or not is through Nintendo financials. Whatever BAYO 2 is, it's no bomb. It's done pretty good so far and will continue to have legs as more people discover it. At the very least it has also outsold THE WONDERFUL 101. I say it'll hit about 500k by the end of the year.
Kerotan (on 28 November 2014)
It's an even bigger bomb because NPD numbers have been leaked and VGchartz has it way over tracked. Not just watch dogs the wii u owners aren't buying.
fluky-nintendy (on 27 November 2014)
Completely gone of the chartz unlike its predecessor that had huge legs. Huge BoMbA
aaron_dejohnson05 (on 24 November 2014)
Why your tolling ass impersonating Doctre DrTregay or whoever the hell you are?
Gammalad (on 24 November 2014)
Um that 68k NPD is just a rumor we won't know till the actual NPD comes out. The game had almost 90k pre-orders in the US, so I am doubting Nintendo understocked the game that much.
Apolinario (on 23 November 2014)
Hey DrTregay I'm sitting here enjoying Bayonetta 2 on my Wii U right now and then I'll spend some time with Shadows of Mordor on my PS4 while you sit here all butt hurt acting like a child. Poor DrTregay =( Both Nintendo and Sony are going to have a killer Christmas and that makes me very happy.
DrTregay (on 21 November 2014)
Operation platinum LMAO
Nuvendil (on 15 November 2014)
@Apolinario There are none :P It's chaos frankly; wild mass guessing and speculation. Just wait for the next quarterly announcements; the tracking is always madness during the holidays where shipments go into overdrive and ridiculous sales happen so it's not going to get any clearer.
Apolinario (on 14 November 2014)
Can you tell us where to find those NPD numbers please? I have a feeling that 70k is BS.
Gutbuster (on 14 November 2014)
Sadly, this one was overtracked by a country mile. NPD was released for October, so these numbers could use an adjustment. Such a great game, but the current sales are below these VGChartz figures.
SubiyaCryolite (on 14 November 2014)
Looks like I spoke too soon
Seece (on 14 November 2014)
70k on NPD October, 80k overtracked.

Which calls into question Europe numbers given the userbase and software sells a lot less there.

Looks to be about 120k First week WW?
bunchanumbers (on 13 November 2014)
Its doing pretty good. This isn't even including digital downloads, so the number should be better. I'm still hopeful it will be the best selling 3rd party game on Wii U. It certainly deserves it.
andrewclear (on 13 November 2014)

Sometimes that depends on the mindset of the publisher. I'm sure this game will either be a slight loss or barely profitable, but, Nintendo knows how to set a budget for a game, and they don't expect 1 million units sold, when their system only has 7 million owners.
chidori-chan2 (on 13 November 2014)
Only 15 k this week, droped like a rock!!1 No chance this game hit 1 million lifetime.
Nuvendil (on 13 November 2014)
For anyone curious, when you align the various region launches, Bayonetta outperformed Sunset Overdrive by several thousand. Neither did gangbusters but hey, a win's a win :P
Metallox (on 12 November 2014)
My prediction of this doing 400K by the end of the year it's going quite good. Don't know if that's good for Nintendo but to me it's acceptable, considering that this game was published on Wii U; "kiddy" console, third party software doesn't sell... all things considered.
DarkFury (on 12 November 2014)
Since Bayonetta 1 has well over 1M in sales and did not warrant a sequel from most publishers, and since development costs have skyrocketed since then, I don't think this will turn profit. However, Nintendo might well fund a sequel once again to please fans.
SubiyaCryolite (on 11 November 2014)
This game has done really well, it should pass 500k soon and that should be enough for profit and perhaps even consideration for a sequel.
andrewclear (on 11 November 2014)
Let's not forget digital sales. I read an article on gamasutra where Nintendo has stated that some titles sell 20% of their copies on the eshop (and some over 20%). Smash for 3DS was one of those.

Even if it was a 10% - 20% bump, that would really put this game into more solid territory for Nintendo, but, it will probably need to hit around 400-500k for them to consider a sequel.
zippy (on 09 November 2014)
Incredible game, and nice solid sales too! I see this doing 500k, and that would be good enough.
Apolinario (on 09 November 2014)
Yeah and that was ONE days worth of sales. If it does well on the Wii U in comparison to other Wii U titiles I'm confident we'll see Bayonetta 3 someday as another Wii U exclusive.
Emme (on 09 November 2014)
Holy cow, this game tops the Global charts ? Against FIFA, Evil Within, Destiny ?
Congrats, Nintendo, good find !
Apolinario (on 07 November 2014)
Hey Veritaz, doesn't matter. For the Wii U, considering the install base and other big releases it's doing incredibly well. That's a fact. And if it continues to do well I'm sure Nintendo will finance Bayonetta 3 as another exclusive for Wii U. I'm loving the game and considering the sales numbers I may just get a chance to play Bayonetta 3. That's what really matters.
veritaz (on 07 November 2014)
This is doing better than expected but still way behind the original. @MegaDriver08 I think you're confused because those people are right about the sales numbers. It didn't beat the original because the first week was only released in Japan and came up to 203-4k. The first week for everywhere else combined outsold more than Japan first week by a lot.
dark_gh0st_b0y (on 07 November 2014)
a better than expected launch, will probably sell over time and the best, holidays are coming!!
MegaDrive08 (on 07 November 2014)
You trolls in here realise its sold better than the original at launch that was on two platforms with huge install bases, so really who doesn't buy games? This will end up with a better attach rate than the first game, spin it what ever way you want the game has 25000 sales not including digital, on its way to pass 300,000, oh and hows it feel you will never get this game? Lol go cry in a corner butt hurt trolls.
DrTregay (on 07 November 2014)
@ rdrunner1178 Poor sales are poor sales. Stop making excuses and buy this game.
Dadrik (on 06 November 2014)
"We have stellar games, but we don't buy them" WiiU owners
rdrunner1178 (on 06 November 2014)
@DrTregay, it outsold everything else for the week, on any system? This is only the second week it is out. Seems a little early to be slamming the sales. It didn't sell COD numbers or Mario Kart numbers, but not many games do. (on 06 November 2014)
Best game of the Year POS4 and Xbox None fans are so mad all the awesome games are on the WiiU XD and in 2015 if you dont have a WiiU prepare to be disappointed because Nintendo released its Q2 earnings and while Sony and Microsoft are loosing billions Nintendo is Making Billions it truly is a great time to be a WiiU owner ^_^
darkneal (on 06 November 2014)
I was impressed with these sales but its so weird that these figures are considered a big sales success..good ol' Wii U.
qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 06 November 2014)
@DrTregay, these aren't bad sales lol
DrTregay (on 06 November 2014)
So much for operation platinum. I said once, i will say it again nintendo fanboys only buy mario.
bunchanumbers (on 06 November 2014)
The game is fantastic. It deserves all the sales it can get. Including digital sales it should be around 300k FW sales.
nugget (on 05 November 2014)
I hope this is less creepy that the first Bayonetta.
ExplodingBlock (on 05 November 2014)
This took many US FW sales predictions and destroyed them!
ZyroXZ2 (on 05 November 2014)
I sure hope this tops 1 million, it deserves it in every way!
ArcOfTheHAlfMoon (on 05 November 2014)
Well, it's already caught up to W101 in sales, so it has a good start. Hope it keeps up the pace.
TreeTurtle (on 05 November 2014)
Do you think that Operation Platinum is still a reality for Bayonetta 2?
Qwark (on 05 November 2014)
Well it did do pretty good, hopefully next week over 300k and close to 500k after the holidays.
Zekkyou (on 30 October 2014)
@bnuyen Based on my time with it, yeah, B2 is a fantastic game. Maybe even the best title of 2014 thus far (my personalty favorite game of the year is TLOU:R, but it's not really fair to count that :p), but nothing is perfect to everyone. There are 100's of genres that appeal to 100's of different types of people.

I'd also agree that Bayonetta 2 is gorgeous but because of its art direction, not its graphics. Graphics means stuff like resolution, anti-aliasing, textures and texture filtering, polygon counts, particle engines, shaders etc. In that respect, B2 is fairly average. That doesn't mean it looks average, thanks to the aforementioned art direction it looks great, but if you praise it for things it doesn't deserve to be praised for, you're taking away credit from the artists who worked their asses off to make B2 look as good as it does on hardware as limited as the WiiU's.

We all have preference and biases. You mustn't criticize people for having different ones to you. It makes you look like someone who lets theirs manipulate them. (on 27 October 2014)
@Zekkyou hope you have played it. cause this game is un real man the Graphics are gorgeous, Bayonetta2 is literally the best game the gaming industry has put out this year. Thanks Nintendo for always giving us the best Quality games. shame on you Sony and Microsoft ...Yall missed it!!!! XD and to all the haters, the game is out and its sublime Perfection at its best and no one can deny it. I repeat IF YOU SAY ANYTHING against this game is purely because you just have not played it or just have bad taste. Game Spot calls it perfect and it gave it a 10/10 review so did edge magazine and I agree man thank you Nintendo! and if Nintendo is going to start releasing awesome quality third party like this than I CANT WAIT FOR DEVILS THIRD only on WiiU baby Jass ^_~
Zekkyou (on 27 October 2014)
@bnuyen I'd say there is quite a long list of titles with better graphics than B2, even if we confine the list to only titles releasing from now until the end of the year :p Its art direction is great (a tad hit and miss, but the same can be said of most games), but on a graphics levels it's pretty damn ugly. Its only redeeming factor is the frame rate, but even that leaves a lot to be desired in stability.

Half agree on gameplay though. It's too early to name any one game the best, but based on my time with B2 it will certainly be hard to trump in that respect. (on 24 October 2014)
Perfection at its finest ...according to Game Spot and Edge Magazine and I agree ...I feel bad for all f those who dont have this game. This the Game of the Year no doubt in my mind ...far better in graphics and game play than anything that's come out on any console this year.
OfficerRaichu15 (on 23 October 2014)
doubled the originals XD
in preorders
Gammalad (on 20 October 2014)
I am expecting about 70k total US Pre-orders, which means the first week sales could be about 200k
Pillow (on 09 October 2014)
Expecting good legs. Could reach 1M before Jan 2016.
ExplodingBlock (on 06 October 2014)
50k pre orders in NA
FarleyMcFirefly (on 02 October 2014)
So stoked for this!!!
KLAMarine (on 29 September 2014)
I honestly don't care how many it sells. I just hope it sells enough whether that be 100k or one million. (on 05 September 2014)
omg she looks sick on the peach, daisy, and so foxy on the star fox out fits augh!!! that direct when by quick quick man sexy cant wait to get this bitch. (on 04 September 2014)
100k pre orders already just in the US alone and we still got 2 more months cant wait for this game!! :D (on 04 September 2014)
pre oderd ^_^ ...I dont see no problem in this game selling well over a million its an awesome game. Lol the ps4 and xbox fans even had to be told to stop asking for a bayonetta 2 for the ps4 or xbox1 by the Platinum Games CEO cause it will never happen.
there is even Bayonetta movie I watch it its awesome. for people like me who played the first game its a must no questions asked.
but even for those who did not even played the first one its also good cause it also includes the first game so you get two games for one.
its a great game and all the trolls in the comment section wish they could play it and all the bayonetta fans like me cant wait to get it.
chidori-chan2 (on 29 August 2014)
This game will never hit 1 million in WII U lol
drake_tolu (on 28 August 2014)
@fleischr lol. :P
fleischr (on 22 August 2014)
#OperationPlatinum aims to make this a million seller!
ExplodingBlock (on 22 August 2014)
yay 40k pre order!
ExplodingBlock (on 07 August 2014)
Will it do 40k pre order when it launches?
gcube2000 (on 04 August 2014)
This game will break a million easily with the hype it has in America and Japan.
drake_tolu (on 15 July 2014)
The first Bayonetta for XBOX 360 in the USA have had less of 35.000 pre order the week of coming... and the 2, have more of 36.000 pre order, when the game will coming between 4 month...
qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 01 July 2014)
Great Pre-order numbers for only being U.S. pre-orders, when there is even more hype in Japan.
Hibern81 (on 27 June 2014)
I thought there would be a bigger bump after they announced that a download code for the original Bayonetta was going to be included with part 2. Oh well. It got me to pre-order.
NintendoSupporter (on 07 April 2014)
@drake_tolu IKR!
drake_tolu (on 03 April 2014)
30.000 pre order.
And the game not have a date...
and there's still people who say that will be a flop?
chidori-chan2 (on 02 April 2014)
As for Bayonetta 2, pains me to say, but I have a BAD feeling that it's going to bomb hard. SADLY...................
NintendoSupporter (on 01 April 2014)
Cool, joined the preorder charts.
drake_tolu (on 21 March 2014)
@Fleischr The Game Have almost 30.000 pre order!!!
fleischr (on 19 February 2014)
What are the pre-orders at now?
drake_tolu (on 12 February 2014)
My beautiful witch
Pillow (on 14 December 2013)
This is the second most pre-ordered game on Wii U in the US atm, with 23k. And we don't even have a launch date yet. Only beaten by DKCR, which is 10$ cheaper + releases in 2 months. + it's beating Mario Kart 8 which is supposed to be released way before (in spring vs possibly Fall)
I think it will sell better than most expects. Just stick a pre-order bonus with it and call it a day.
tbone51 (on 16 July 2013)
i hope this game breaks a million! Day 1 for me!
DietSoap (on 04 March 2013)
3 million, going to crush the 360/PS3 sales of the first!
think-man (on 10 December 2012)
700K LTD im guessing.
swii26 (on 30 November 2012)
Can't wait for this title!!
Red4ADevil (on 16 September 2012)
Ironicaly enough it doesn't exist (for Wii U) under "Tag Game" when making a thread.
Darth Naner (on 14 September 2012)
It's published by Nintendo, not Platinum Games. And it's not "also on" PS3 and 360. :)


Kyuu (on 08 October 2017)
It bombed in Japan but did
alright in the west. It just failed to
persuade many of the original fans on
X360 and PS3 into buying a Wii U.

that depends on what you classify as
stylish action game because NieR
Automata already outsold it by a good
spurgeonryan (on 19 September 2017)
Wasn't this over a million at one
point? Digital pushed it past.
NoirSon (on 20 August 2017)
@Kyuu, I don't know, given its platform
and the fact that stylish action games
like this aren't doing that well these
days, it seems to done a good job. I
mean it has easily outsold DmC and
outside of licensed games like Batman or
Shadow of Mordor, I can't think of a
stylish action game not named
Assassin's Creed that has sold better
on any current gen console.
Kyuu (on 03 June 2017)
Pretty poor, if expected, sales.
curl-6 (on 26 January 2017)
Still similar sales to the 360 version
of the original
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