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Why Didn't You Buy Bayonetta?

Kenneth of writes: "If you frequent my articles then you know there is hardly a bigger fan of Platinum Games’ action masterpiece Bayonetta on the face of this earth. The game received glowing critical reception when it released back in January of 2010, but unfortunately the commercial reception wasn’t as positive – the developer has admitted that the title sold far less than expected.

Nowadays you can pick up a new copy of Bayonetta for $20, and if you haven’t played this game yet then that’s exactly what you need to do and fast." (Bayonetta, PS3, Xbox 360)

pr0t0typeknuckles  +   994d ago
well i brought bayonetta full price when it first came out and enjoyed it so, yeah......
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-GametimeUK-  +   993d ago
I wanted to get it and was tempted at full price, but the PS3 version was horrible compared to the 360. I just felt I deserved more as a customer who is willing to pay full price for a game.
AznGaara  +   993d ago
Well it's $20 on PSN now so you really have no excuse. I played it with the patch and it was fine for me. Nothing was broken or anything game breaking. It's a great game. Honestly the best action game this genre.
BeZdaBest  +   993d ago
i think most people aint buy it because it was a lousy port good game.. but a lousy port..

EDIT..i guess some people didnt know
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admiralvic  +   993d ago
I bought it and got the Penny Arcade shirt...
Theyellowflash30  +   993d ago
PS3 and Xbox 360 fans didn't buy Bayonetta because it's not a shooter or racing game. Lets be honest here. The highest selling games on both of those systems are shooters. Action games don't sell on there.

PS3 Highest selling games - Battlefield, COD, Uncharted, Gran Turismo

Xbox 360 highest selling games - Battlefield, COD, Halo, Forza,
Unicron  +   993d ago
And this makes me so sad. I'm not buying a Wii U for a sequel to my favorite game ever. =( Pity its not multiplatform, I love the guys at Platinum.
jony_dols  +   993d ago
'Lets be honest here. The highest selling games on both of those systems are shooters'

And the Wii's best selling 'games' was Wii Sports & Wii Fit. 'Let's be honest here',

Nintendo fans ignored games like MadWorld & Red Steel 2 (270,000 sold) in favor of tat.
syphon32  +   993d ago
That sucks it's gonna be great, just like the first one
Theyellowflash30  +   993d ago
Sorry but Mad Word and Red Steel were no where near as good as Bayonetta. Monster Huner Tri and No More Heroes were pretty good, therefor better sales
cleft5  +   993d ago
I am just glad there will be a sequel at all. Hopefully they make enough money off of this deal with Nintendo that they can bring Bayonetta 3 to multiple platforms.
Theyellowflash30  +   993d ago
Great, I'll be enjoying Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U! The Wonderful 101 as well.
BeZdaBest  +   993d ago
put it like this... if it wasnt for nintendo there wouldnt be no bayo2....
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NYC_Gamer  +   993d ago
i guess Assassins Creed and Batman: Arkham City/Asylum are shooters?
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Hicken  +   993d ago
What do you have to say to jony's comment below? I mean, the Wii's best selling games are Wii Sports and Wii Fit. Action games don't sell there, either.

Why did you not list the highest selling games on the Wii like you did for the other two?

How did action games sell on the PS3 and 360? Wanna bet more action games sold better on the two HD consoles than on the Wii? Wanna bet there were MORE action games on them than the Wii?

I mean, how did God of War do? Or did you forget that?

Interesting. Or a pretty pathetic attempt. Either one.

On topic, I didn't buy it at first because of the shoddy port job. By the time I had a break in my gaming calendar, it was like ten bucks used, so I picked it up. Enjoyed it like I knew I would.
kenshiro100  +   993d ago
Or maybe because it just wasn't their cup of tea? I respect the fact that some people just weren't interested in the game.
Ace_Pheonix  +   993d ago
I just didn't think it looked interesting. Some witch with crazy hair. Yeah, I'll pass.
Salooh  +   993d ago
What about MGR ?. It's one of my top 10 games i played..
ApolloTheBoss  +   993d ago
Your loss. That game was pretty damn awesome.
Ace_Pheonix  +   993d ago
I understand that it was probably pretty good, and I have a very open mind and like most things I try, but alas there is only so much time in the world yet so many games. Can't play them all.
ApolloTheBoss  +   993d ago
@Ace That is understandable. Just don't judge a book by it's cover. You never know what will surprise you.
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jc48573  +   993d ago
question is, why didn't people buy Sega games? No one bought Yakuza, so how do you expect them to have money to publish Bayonetta 2 on other consoles.
syphon32  +   993d ago
Yakuza is no bayonetta, just another open world third person game with a asian mafia theme, if you like that
jc48573  +   993d ago
No, I am asking why "other" people didn't buy Yakuza. When you see Sega as a company, they don't just make or publish "one game." You can't just ask Sega just to release game the game you want when other people want other games. Poor marketing? or maybe people are not paying attention on what's new? Fans of Bayonetta should at least be a little more encouraging to have more people support Sega games even if it's not a game you are interested. How else are they going to get the money to publish games? You see, consumers only pay attention to the big names. If it ain't EA, then forget it. If it ain't COD or Halo, then forget about it. That is just the sad truth. Why you ask? They are too busy to check around.
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cleft5  +   993d ago
People didn't buy Yakuza because Sega didn't market it properly. Ni No Kuni sold well, with a name like that, so people will buy Japanese rpgs, but you have to be smart about the marketing and the number of copies sold initially. Had they taken the Atlus route and released a limited number of copies initially, than hype would have built up and more copies could have been sold.
rextraordinaire  +   993d ago
I was probably busy playing something else, like Little Big Planet or Star Ocean, or ModNation, but probably Disgaea 3.

See, Bayonetta isn't really my kind of game, but I'm not really into shooters either.
Godmars290  +   993d ago
1) Wasn't different enough from DMC.
2) Poor PS3 port. Too much talk about it being a poor PS3 port.

I mean really: people would not shut up about how poor the PS3 port was!
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Unicron  +   993d ago
I'd argue it was the true dmc5. I thought the mechanics were sublime.
syphon32  +   993d ago
The mechanics were awesome, the game was awesome. Over the top action
Darrius Cole  +   993d ago
There is a reason for that. It was really that bad. And being bad on Playstation is death for a hack-n-slash.
Godmars290  +   993d ago
According to Metacritic the "that bad" was a whole three points difference. 0.1 for gamers.
syphon32  +   993d ago
no it wasn't,i didn't get it on playstation but the game was no were near bad
Dj7FairyTail  +   993d ago
It was a spiritual successor to Devil May Cry
AznGaara  +   993d ago
After the patch to manually install, it was fine. Lets be honest the 360 had framerate issues too.
Snookies12  +   993d ago
It was far too cheesy for me... Also, I didn't like the chick's hair lol.
urwifeminder  +   993d ago
I did and it was woeful gave it 45 mins of play took it back the same day terrible day in my gaming life.
kewlkat007  +   993d ago
One of the Reasons I bought a Wii U, I enjoyed the original.
MidnytRain  +   993d ago
I hated the demo.
Brucis  +   993d ago
I did buy it, don't look at me lol
TheOneEyedHound  +   993d ago
I am not that much into those kind of hack and Slash games.

Just like DmC
To cheesy
Didn't like the demo
Not that it would make me buy it, but the ps3 version was not equal the Xbox 360.
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MikeyDucati1  +   993d ago
I got it. Great game. Unfortunate that the sequel was put on Wii U.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   993d ago
It was under the radar for me. Then my friend let me borrow it and I 100% completed it. I decided if it got a sequel I would get it......but then it turned exclusive. So who knows.
izumo_lee  +   993d ago
Bought it. Played it on the 'inferior PS3' version. Loved it. Platinum it.

Pretty peeved that Platinum Games made all those excuses that the game didn't sell as well. Even though they made the game at first exclusive for a system that is dead in Japan in the Xbox 360. If it weren't for Sega pushing for a PS3 port the game would've sold even worst. Platinum than refused to port the game themselves instead have Sega do a 'candy ass' job on the PS3 version that sold the most out of the 2 yeah to me Platinum Games is over rated until they can prove they can make a solid title themselves.
Max-Zorin  +   993d ago
I didn't buy it because I borrowed it from a friend.
chiwoo  +   993d ago
I had it first day when launched. greatest action combat game this Gen
kenshiro100  +   993d ago
I actually imported it. The game was insane. I liked it.
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Tdmd  +   993d ago
Too cheesy. Too over the top. I've rented it and gave it a try, but it wasn't for me.
level 360  +   993d ago
Bought the game new. I was thinking maybe, just maybe some gamers got turned off when they heard the word "camp/campy or kitsch" being associated with Bayonetta..

..thing they didn't know it was meant in a very, very good way.

Game was loads of fun. Good replay value.
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pop-voxuli  +   993d ago
Coz it was freeking gay.
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ziggurcat  +   993d ago
because they screwed the pooch on the port.
mydyingparadiselost  +   993d ago
I love the game and the presentation. Honestly wish more games would take themselves a little less seriously and be FUN like they're meant to be. Also, the patch seems to have fixed the PS3 version, I had no problems at all with the framerate.
Enigma_2099  +   993d ago
Because the PS3 port was broken out the gate, and Platinum Games didn't even care enough to patch it themselves...
Knushwood Butt  +   993d ago
I played the demo and wasn't overly impressed. I think there was other stuff released around the same time that took higher priority.

That's why.
HacSawJimThugin  +   993d ago
Bayonetta is one of the few games that blew me away this gen. IMO it crushes DMC and GOW in terms of style and over the top action. I mean this chick deals out punishment measured in gigatons. I still play it, still love it, respect to Platinum Games.
Godmars290  +   993d ago
Actually, given that it was made for the 360, and I think it came out later for the PS3, what was the Xbox's camp excuse for not getting it?
Darrius Cole  +   993d ago
Why,... their reason is that it's not about guns.

Platnium Games needs to beg, borrow, steal and do whatever else it takes to get Bayonetta 2 into the PS4 release window. It'll probably do 2 million copies over the first year.
Godmars290  +   993d ago
Even though it was about a woman who had guns on her shoes?

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