Platinum Games: “You’ll see us on the PS4 Eventually,” “Bayonetta Didn’t Sell What we Wanted it to”

Even after releasing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance back in February, Platinum Games hasn’t had any time to rest, as they are currently working on two different Wii U titles right now – The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2. - PSLS

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TrendyGamers2068d ago

I foresee Bayonetta 2 not selling a million if it's just on Wii U.

Relientk772068d ago (Edited 2068d ago )

I thought the same thing after seeing this. In a couple years Platinum Games will be saying, "Bayonetta 2 Didn’t Sell What we Wanted it to"

MikeMyers2068d ago

Nintendo is publishing the title which means the game will get decent marketing.

Skips2068d ago (Edited 2068d ago )

Agreed. Have a feeling Bayonetta 2 is gonna flop hard on the Wii U. Don't think it'll do anywhere NEAR as good as the first considering it was on two consoles. (Not that the first one did great on PS3/360 though).

Bayonetta 2 isn't exactly the type of game people are gonna buy a Wii U for. : /

HammadTheBeast2068d ago

Mike, where's the WII U marketing then? Other than comparing it to the Wii?

MikeMyers2068d ago

HammadTheOne, they will start marketing the game when they have a release date. I expect at E3 it will get some attention.

Kevin ButIer2068d ago

they did a terrible port for the PS3. No excuses at that time for such a mediocre job...

Reibooi2067d ago

This makes me sad because I like Bayonetta but I feel that Bayonetta 2 being on Wii U only will kill the franchise.

The Wii U has already slowed down quite a bit and will soon be overshadowed by the PS4 and next Xbox and that being the case I foresee Bayonetta 2 selling WAY less then the first did which killed the franchise until Nintendo stepped in to fund the 2nd game for the Wii U.

I mean I understand the with Nintendo the franchise is dead but even with them it looks like it's gonna die. Unless Nintendo sucks it up and publishes the game on more then just the Wii U which they could easily do because if they believe in the game enough to fund it they should give it the best chance to succeed and that is on all the consoles possible instead of just the Wii U.

RyuX192067d ago

Yep and it really saddens me.

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Theyellowflash302068d ago

LOL, bet you anything it will. Nintendo knows how to market their games.

Nobody had high hopes for Fire Emblem Awakening in America for the 3DS, even though the last game only sold 250K

And the sales have now surpassed 300K in America, and will be over a million worldwide.

ScytheX32068d ago

cant really compare the 2, for one, FEA is a T title, while bayonetta for sure is going to get M and complately different genre aswell which means different audience.

Theyellowflash302068d ago

It's not about that. It's about taking a game that didn't sell, and was expected not to, and making it sell. Through marketing, bundles, and good reviews.

Mr_Writer852067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

But the 3DS has a large install base, so that gives it a big chance.

The WiiU so far has only sold just under 3 million, so unless it has an 100% attach rate (which no game that doesn't come bundled with a console has done ever)

Even with a 50% attach rate thats 1.5 million the original did 1.9 million, so unless the WiiU's user base doubles and again at least 50% of all WiiU owners buy the game, it looks unlikely that it will outsell the first game.

Also if it did sell 1.9million copies (at this moment in time) it would become the best selling game on the console.

_QQ_2068d ago

Plat wants a bayonetta bundle for wiiu, if that happens then plat will definitely be satisfied with the numbers, i'm sure nintendo will do it too since they had a MH bundle and ZombieU bundle.

Zer0bros2068d ago

And look how horrible MH sales were overall...

showtimefolks2068d ago

this reminds me so much of NT working on heavenly sword and sony offered them to do more HS games but they refused because it didn't sell well enough(1.5 million plus sold for a launch title)

than comes enslaved on 2 consoles yet it didn't sell anywhere near HS

so PG should really watch what they are saying, and this time around no one can use the excuse that ps4 is hard to develop for

most of these japan developers need to get with time and make games in timely manner and don't expect each of their game to sell 20 million, maybe watch your development budget

SE expected tomb raider to sell so well but it sold 3.4 which most games don't sell but it wasn't good enough.

maybe instead of including useless content like online MP which is generic maybe they can concentrate on single player and making it bigger and better

Kenshin_BATT0USAI2068d ago

"so PG should really watch what they are saying, and this time around no one can use the excuse that ps4 is hard to develop for "

I don't think they ever said that. If you referring to the shitty port of bayonetta than, Plat. actually didn't do that port. Vanquish faired much better in terms of how well it played on the PS3. Revengence too.

cleft52068d ago

Considering it wouldn't sell 2 copies if it wasn't being published by Nintendo, since no one else wanted to publish it, I think we all should be happy that the game will be made at all.

Muerte24942068d ago

the Wii U is having with games right now, I wouldn't be surprised if Bayonetta 2 actually sold on the system. I mean I plan on getting it for my Wii U, because it's so thirsty.

CalvinKlein2068d ago

The only game taht ever sells what a publisher or developer wants seems to be Call of duty.

FamilyGuy2068d ago

Won't even matter, nintendo is already fronting the cost so theyre good either way

OmegaSlayer2068d ago

Bayo2 is gonna flop and then be ported to other systems.
The IP is Sega's property, neither Nintendo's nor Platinum's.
So whoever thinks the game will stay exclusive will die in denial.

ChickeyCantor2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Nintendo funded the project. Sega had hardly anything to do with it. I'm pretty sure in their collaboration contract Nintendo made sure they hold some rights to it.

You're in denial. If you really want to play it, buy a WiiU.

Ck1x2067d ago

Go do some learning and then come back to these grown up discussions when you understand production credits, royalties, contracts and agreements. The man clearly stated that the exclusivity of Bayonetta 2 & W101 is up to Nintendo. So if Nintendo wants it to appear on other platforms then it will! Why is this so difficult for people to grasp and understand?

ChickeyCantor2067d ago

Bayonetta didn't sell, period.
Which is a shame.

OmegaSlayer2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Bioshock, Ninja Gaiden 2 and Mass Effect were funded by Microsoft.

LOL you so funny.
I SPEAK because I DO REALLY know about this stuff, and for starters I tell you that you didn't even use a correct term, and you fire a lot of them and random.
The man clearly use a PR speech that you're so idiot and narrow to understand.

Please go brushing Barbie.
You really should feel shame to suggest to study what you DO NOT know.

And...if you're interested check
"International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice" by P. Goldstein and P. Bernt Hugenholtz, just to begin...NOT WIKIPEDIA or half hassed wrong stuff.

Root2067d ago


Plus the reason it didn't sell well was because they didn't advertise it and the fact it sold worse of the PS3 because the PS3 version was buggy.

Bayonetta 2 will be on other consoles some time or later. Just like Mass Effect and Ninja Gaiden 2

Eyeco2067d ago

HA and you expect Bayonetta 2 to sell on the Wii-U ?

I'm not bashing Nintendo,Wii-U or it's owners owners, but historically only Nintendo games sell well on Nintendo platforms, look at hack and slash games on the Wii like No More Heroes, Madworld, Red Steel 2 those games barely or even failed to scratch Half a Million, and this is on an install base of 100 million consoles.


I forsee Bayonetta 2 costs far less to develop on Wii U than PS4

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ftwrthtx2068d ago

They should have spent more time on MGR. The least they could have done is make the chapters they made as long as the chapters Kojima made.

WildArmed2068d ago (Edited 2068d ago )

I'm hoping for a fully fleshed out sequel to MGR from them.

I loved how a sword felt like a sword.
Just really too short of a game :(

Easily one of the best work I've played from Platinum Games.

herbs2068d ago (Edited 2068d ago )

Why the hell didn't MGR come to the Wii U?! The sword control feature would have been a perfect fit for both the Gamepads touch screen and motion+ controllers >_< So stupid.

ziggurcat2068d ago

"“You’ll see us on the PS4 Eventually,” “Bayonetta Didn’t Sell What we Wanted it to”"

that's because you completely botched the port, you twits...

_QQ_2068d ago

well ports for ps3 were difficult because sony made the dumbass mistake of going with the cell. Porting shouldn't be so much work, but i do agree if they wanted successful sales they should have put in the work.

saoco2068d ago

i think sony's biggest mistake was the split ram and the gpu. not so much the cell processor. hell if it wasnt for the cell uncharted and many other wouldnt have looked the way they do.

Skate-AK2068d ago

They outsourced it to SEGA. PG didn't make the PS3 version of Bayonetta. After that they started to personally develop for the PS3. Shows why Vanquish plays a lot closer to the 360 version.

ZeekQuattro2068d ago

Didn't realize they did Vanquish. Now that's a game that deserved more attention.

FamilyGuy2068d ago

So friggin true!

And they blame us for not buying their rushed. buggy, poor quality port.

The nerve.

WiiUsauce2068d ago

who's fault is that? Sony's retarded cell processor is to blame, not Platinum Games.

violents2067d ago

There were plenty of other devs that ported to ps3 just fine, so saying its sony's fault for using more complicated hardware is hardly an excuse in my book. If a job gets tough do you just half ass it, or should you put in a little extra effort to produce a quality product?

Root2067d ago's called hard work

You do it and it pays off

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DEATHxTHExKIDx2068d ago (Edited 2068d ago )

If bayonetta 1 didn't sell well on 2 consoles with a big install base. I Doubt bayonetta 2 will do better on 1 console with an even smaller install base.

Bayonetta 2 is the one game that makes me consider getting a wiiU tho.

_-EDMIX-_2068d ago

No worries. You'll see a port of it pretty damn soon. Like 6 to 12 months soon. LOL!

Sit tight.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI2068d ago

Doubtful. Nintendo is paying for the development costs of the game. They got exclusive rights for it.

saint_seya2068d ago


Bayonetta sigma, with better graphics, more content.. mark my words :D

Skate-AK2068d ago

It didn't even sell bad. They sold close to 2 million global. The game is over 3 years old and still selling. On the PSN store 157 people have rated the digital version. So at minimum 157 people have purchased the game since 1/29/2013. The digital 360 version got bought a minimum of 33,867 times since 2/22/2011. I don't think that is bad for an older game that quite a lot of people have already played.