Ok, so this is the 4th price drop this week for Bayonetta 2. It's either going to keep going, or it's suddenly going to rocket back up to the usual high price. Today's deal is the best price yet though.
This game deserves better.
This game should be made for xbox one, ps4 and pc. I cant believe such an amazing game didnt garner way more sales. Im still hoping for a port to the other gaming platforms like zombie u.
Xbone and ps4 mainly have casual players so they wouldn't appreciate quality games like this. When the first bayonetta came out it sold like crap even with combined sales of both consoles. Sony crowd in particular more interested in sales than quality games unfortunately.
Won't happen, sooner fans realize this the better. This is a far different story than Zombie I
@Cindy-rella seriously though... This is the truth. This game would have done far better on a different platform. But then again, remember, this is a hack n slash game, without an open world to wander. It's as Japanese as it gets; a hypersexualized protagonist, with an intricate control set and deep combos that have a relatively steep learning curve, on the same platform as Mario Maker and Skylanders.
@ gamingpro - Casual gamers these days play on their smartphones/tablets, they don't spend $400+ on a device built for the sole purpose of gaming. Do you even believe the stuff that you write? And while Bayonetta 1 did release across two systems, the PS3 version was a rushed, unpolished mess. The patch helped but it was too little too late. Potencial customers turned to DMC, Ninja Gaiden and God of War instead. The game could have been an Xbox exclusive and it would hardly put a dent in sales. This is coming from someone who owns all of these games, including Bayonetta. EDIT - I would absolutely buy Bayonetta 2 on the PS4, by the way.
Ok, but are you aware that this game exists only because Nintendo financed it? That's the reason why it's a WiiU exclusive.
@gamingpro Is that why the game also sold so poorly on the Wii U and didn't even break a million? Remember the whole #operationplatinum movement that was started to get this game to sell a million on the Wii U which it failed at doing so? Going by your logic, the Wii U's install base is also filled with mainly casual players since the game sold so poorly and didn't hit a million on the Wii U even with the #operationplatinum movement.
Nah PS4 and X1 install base is mainly made up of casuals. The gem will be staying on Wii U.
You're not going to get it. Kamiya himself stated that the decision to port it to other systems is solely on Nintendo. Why? Because Nintendo paid out-of-pocket for every last cent of its development. Platinum and Sega have no say in where it goes. A sequel is a different story, but you'll never play Bay 2 on a PS4 or XBone unless Nintendo allows it. And if you're not willing to play it just because you hate the system, then you're not a fan of the series, you're a console war soldier with a grudge.
MS and Sony didn't want the game. Nintendo did. Deal with it.
Nope casuals bought Wii-Fit, and the huge reason Bayonetta didn't sell well the first time, was because it wasn't DMC and the main character is female.
True. But the first Bayonetta didn't fare that well as a multiplatform game which is why Sega didn't wanna publish the second Bayonetta.
Honestly, all things considered, it's still done pretty well for a wii u game. It's only getting price cuts in the UK, where the Wii U sells the worst. In the US i still see it for like 50 bucks, how many games from 2014 are still selling for that? If it wasn't still selling it would've gone down by now.
I don't think Sega did it many favors, either. I saw SOME commercials for it, but not many, and that abysmal port to PS3 didn't help at all.
It's a tits and ass button masher that sold poorly on a poor system,it doesn't deserve better. It got exactly what it deserved.
Thats nice dear, now run along and try not to say anything else stupid.
Yeah. Because it wasn't on the PS4 and Xbox One.
God of war is a button masher. Bayonetta actually takes skill to pull off combos.
yet Bayonetta 2 had a way way way better attachment rate than the first one combined on PS360
@jcnba: lol at your uncontrollable urge to attack something Sony- erroneously, at that- when you feel something Nintendo is under attack. @Otaku: No shit. The Wii U doesn't- and won't- have anything like 80 million units sold. It's generally easier to have a high attach rate early on, too, when there are less consoles on the market. But even the best-selling games of last generation didn't do better than 50%. And no, Wii Sports does not count, since it was bundled with some 50 million Wii consoles. Why are either of you doing anything other than marking trolling as trolling? Why did you feel the need to turn it into console versus nonsense?
While the MSRP may be nosediving in EU, in NA the price has steadily increased.
I wish it were this cheap in the states. It would be an instant purchase for me.
It's well worth the full retail price, especially if it also includes the first Bayo game. It's easily not only one of the best Wii U games out there, but one of the best games of this generation, period.
I'm sure it's a great game, but it really doesn't make it worthwhile to buy a Wii U. This game and a small handful of others are just not justification for buying the console, especially at the high price Nintendo is asking for it.
@Superchiller $300 ($200 refurbished) does not equate to a high price. The library available on the Wii U does not equate to your very inspecific quantity of a 'small handful'. Stop trying to talk trash using easily refutable 'facts' and opinion.
One game plus a "handful of others" is the only reason to buy ANY of the current consoles, though.
Chiller, the dude's post strongly implied he already owns a Wii U, so your reply to me is off-topic, and shows that you're just itching for any chance to trash-talk the Wii U, even when the situation doesn't call for it at all. Lame.
Should have been on PS4 and XB1, oh well
Nah, Nintendo exclusives always sell well so being Wii U exclusives should have helped sale especially in Japan but Platinum Games messed up marketing and with fans in japan and Hideki Kamiya twitter outburst during release didn't help either. Anyway even SB will fall into same category but Nier 2 and Star fox zero will be redeeming games for PG.
Port it to other platforms damn it....
From the developers themselves http://www.nintendolife.com... http://nintendoeverything.c... http://nintendoeverything.c... TL,DR: No
It's impossible, Nintendo published and financed the game. It's like asking for God of War or Halo on other consoles.
This was my favorite game on my Wii U when I still had it, and my overall GOTY for 2014. It really bugs me that hardly anybody has played it because it was doomed to an unpopular platform. It should be ported elsewhere.
I really enjoyed this game but not gonna lie , I have a strong feeling that this franchise could have seen a bright future this gen on the PS4 with bigger install base compared to the PS3 era , its pretty understandable that Nintendo has been involved in the publishing part and the in-game Nintendo related content to secure the rights and make sure its exclusive ( unless PG get rid of the content and ask SEGA to do it we may see that possible )
PS4, the console that has 20 million uses who only buy 1 million copies of Bloodborne when it was marketed the crap out of.
This could never have happened if its multiplat just like the first game. Now look what happened. Nintendo thinks core gamers which also are fans are willing to buy a wii-u just for this.
I don't believe people are STILL port-begging for this. Honestly; it's been a year — get over it. Neither Sony, Microsoft or SEGA cared to revive the game. Nintendo were the ONLY ONES who checked. They FUNDED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME; thus making it THEIR game. Going by this logic, MS should ask Naughty Dog to bring Uncharted to the XBOX One, and Sony should ask Turn 10 to bring over Forza.
Especially after claiming about no games on Wii U interest them and they go port begging for this.
If you want a game that's EXCLUSIVE to a system, then take the dive and buy the system if you REALLY want to play the game. "Why couldn't Platinum games just port the game to PS4/Xbone?" Because Nintendo commissioned the game and (probably) own the rights to Bayonetta 2. If M$ or Sony wanted Bayonetta, they'd most likely get Bayonetta 3 if they pay for it. Unless the Nintendo X Bayonetta deal is deeper than what people think. What if Nintendo actually bought the rights to Bayonetta and the sequels? That would mean Bayonetta is forever tied with Nintendo. I wouldn't mind a Bayonetta Amiibo. Bayo2 was a great game that made the Wiiu worth something. Just like how The Dreamcast had Power Stone 1+2. One of many games that made the little white box amazing.
One of the best games on Wii U. When it comes to amazing exclusives you can't deny that the Wii U delivers big time. It's funny people here saying it should have been on PS4 and X1, you people didn't even buy the first game lol 760k+ sold on Wii U. That's very decent numbers for an install base of just 10 million. Bayonetta 1 only sold 900k on 360 with an install base of 80+ million.
i remember when you fanboys called it just a hack and slash game when it was on ps3/xbox xD, now its the best game ever "760k+ sold on Wii U. That's very decent numbers for an install base of just 10 million. Bayonetta 1 only sold 900k on 360 with an install base of 80+ million" but it sold more which means supported the game when it was a new ip, and ps3 sold more than million and it was a bad port
they won't bring bayonetta 2 to other consoles solely, i could see them after nx released , doing a bayonetta 3 for ps4 and xbox one but including #2. nintendo's console timing is getting annoying not being in sync with the ps4 and xb1 release dates.
Nope. Nintendo owns the rights to Bayonetta 2.
true but could make a deal, nothing is impossible.
Sega is never going to fund another Bayonetta themselves and Nintendo seems to be one of the few primary publishers trying to keep Japanese game development relevant in Japan. If you guys are having meltdowns over Bayonetta 2 still, wait until Nintendo announces Bayonetta 3 for the NX or them purchasing Platinum Games(which is inevitable at this point). Nintendo has never worked this closely with a developer with so much frequency and not taken a serious interest in owning the company. My guess is that Spellbound will be major proof of the diversity Platinum is capable of
Could be waiting for a long time.
i have a wiiu and already played and beat it. just would be nice for everyone to get to enjoy the series.
When the developer themselves says you might as well ask Nintendo to port Mario and Zelda over as well, that should be simple enough math to you guys. It's no different than if Sony fully steps up and publishes Shenmue 3, we aren't going to see that on any other platforms because it wouldn't have existed otherwise.
I think your view on this game series should be your view on every game series that was once a multi console game, but I'm sure it's not! People who feel this way about Bayonetta aren't constantly berating every SFV article with how come it's not on every system imaginable. Publishers see value in having exclusive games, so that's why they make the investment. Everyone talks sales numbers and especially how Bayonetta 2 flopped at launch because it was only at 300,000+ worldwide. But a year later it's still selling and is close to 800,000 units sold. So obviously the game is still selling and has legs. The final success that Nintendo will measure is by the end of the WiiU's lifetime.
When capcom starts innovating with street fighter again people outside tourney players will start caring again.
If Bayo 2 is actually close to 800k units sold as you claim, then those are pretty damn good sales numbers, considering the Wii U's install base is barely 10 million. Context matters.
These comments are terrible, and shows how dumb people can truly be.
What this fails to mention is this is just the second game. It does not include Bayonetta 1. People saying it is getting cheap ignore that almost every Mature title gets cheap on every other system. Destiny released at around the same time and is cheaper in the UK! Since this article is about the UK price.
Not only what you say is true, but many seem to forget that Bayonetta 2 could be purchased even at launch for $40 without Bayonetta 1. So after a year on the market that's not as steep as going from $60 like many are chiming in...
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