Siliconera: Sega's latest financial report included sales data for Bayonetta. Platinum Games' climax action game rung up 1,100,000 million units worldwide on both platforms.
I dont have the game yet but it' nice to hear that it's doing well for a new IP.
good for platinum games, maybe now they'll avoid releasing their hardcore games on a system aimed at casual gamers, only to complain about the sales afterward.
Yeah I agree its good to see them doing good they really are a great studio that makes great games.
Where are all the usual suspects to come out and scream flop!!!?? it didn't sell 10 billion copies in 4 days! Flop! Seriously though this is pretty mediocre sales for a game with so much hype and a game that slaps Kratos and Dante back to the drawing board.
Yeah u need to say thanks to Ps3 owners who have bought more copies of the game than the 360 version even though it got less reviews scores and crappy port. Long live PS. Hope they update the game and this is a testiment that Platinum will start supporting Ps3 from now on. http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
Is this just for the 360 version? Since every 360 title sells gangbusters as I was lead to believe. What? BOTH? Ah. NYC took the words out of my mouth. 1 million IS a success... but for such a "revolutionary" new IP that is multiplatform, that's rather weak. No 2 million in week 1? Psh. I like the excuse that it will "keep selling," as if OTHER titles that don't do a million the first month cannot do the same. In all honesty, I'm enjoying the title a lot.
They were too busy claiming it was better than GoW to go out and actually buy it. They'll be back in the next anti Sony article Edit: @ below Everyone knows that breaking a million in sales is an achievement worth noting...yet whenever the PS3 exclusives just hit that mark, the 360 camp is always yelling flop. Don't play dumb...you aren't new here
Are you serious? I dont even expect Dante's inferno to get stellar sales aswell because both Games are new IPs. This isnt GoW3 or some other big game. use your brain.
it this out of the ball park. Hardly or never do this but bubble and a agree.
Those numbers are shipped not sold.
That just means that 1,100,000 of us are perverts.
Not bad, but after all the hype and the fact it's a multiplatform, i thought it could sell more.
Considering the crappy PS3 port I find somewhat surprising it did so well.
Funny is how quick people forget . Only god of war 2 did 500k in the US in launch week . Pretty much every other game of the genre like DMC or NG , or once upon a time Soul reaver , were stuck around 150-200k at launch , and took a while to get one then 2 and max 3 millions . Especially when most sells for the genre are consistantly in japan and EU . So no despite some weird assumptions , one million is huge , and bayonetta (and darksiders) are fine . They both could even manage the 2.8-3 millions of the usual dmc at the end of their lives .
@Baka Are you replaying to me? cause I dont understand your comment.
nah your post was a reply already and i was in the end making more of a general statement . i'm seen the whole "expected more" bit play out in numerous threads for very little reasons , when everything in the past and the current present proves otherwise .
Good news for Kamiya-san.I always appreciate his work and games cus I think the media doesn't pay that much attention to him like others.I mean to be a director of 5 different games (RE2,DMC,Viewtiful Joe,Okami and Bayonetta) and all your games get high praises,you should be really a great director ;)
Can we expect a sequel now? More importantly, a pc version now :)
.......anyhow Kamiya knows PURE Hack & Slash. This game will continue to sell with more market saturation and greatest hits.
Yeah definitely it will sell more it just came out and already sold 1 million especially seeing how it came out in january which is really great.
Worldwide? Both platforms? All that hype? 1,100,000? Is that all? So, I guess it's a resounding 'flop' by 360 zombie standards then. Normal people on the other hand say 'well done'.
What "hype" exactly? no one knew about the game till reviews came out. The game proved itself even though its a niche new IP from a Japanese developers.
Exactly what Hype?? All I saw for this game was Hate if that for you translates to hype then okay..... But all people said is she looks like a wh*re and looks like sarah palin and it especially got a lot of hate from PS3 owners for the crappy port which is understandable and for people saying its better than God of war. So yeah I wouldn't say it got hyped if anything it the hate overshadowed the few people who were excited for this game.
you wann talk about FLOPS, let's talk about MAG...leave bayonetta alone
define "FLOP" MAG may have not scored so well, but the game may sell many units regardless, since socom fans would likely be all over this game. Bayonetta scored lower on ps3 but sold more on the ps3 regardless of the score
i bet MAG will not reach the 500k mark very soon, flop in sales, flop in reviews
PS3 owners bought more copies than 360 owners. Cause all 360 owners play is SHOOTERS. PS3 is like a garden with all kinds of fruits growing, and we pick different kinds everyday. 360 is a garden with only 1 type of fruit, you have no choices. You have no games. 360 has no games :)
What? Were you asleep? Everywhere I bleedin' looked it was "Bayonetta this", "Bayonetta that", "God of War dethroned", "new hack 'n slash queen" and other nonesense. The game was treated like the damn second coming. Everytime someone dared to say they weren't impressed by it they were usually shouted down and branded 'fanboys' of something or other.
Flop. Didn't do two million day one.
Great news deserves it as well.
what happened to selling a million being a success? at least 1 million = success. Not every game has to do 12 million like modern warfare *sigh*
sadly, fanboys and now developers expect that.
Developpers ? I doubt it . The morons besides forum dwellers who expected much better were as usual crappy and off bases analysts , and sometimes greedy execs . Platinum and sega agreed it was a success back with the japanese release already . And this "month's opponent (wich ironically despite being pitted against it got nothing to do with Bayo and Gow) , Darksiders , developers Vigil games were quite happy when you chat with them on neogaf or their forums . People are too credule , one greedy publishers from the size of EA would tell them that 1.5 million for a game like dead space was a failure (with no horror game besides the not so horror re5, breaking more than 2 million lately) , or one lousy analyst opinion and they'd just swallow it like the barenaked truth . The whole "game need more than a million to get profitable in the economy" bit , is just a crooked lie in most cases . It would be true for say a microsoft spending more money than anyone on advertises than anyone else for halo .. But otherwise , it has just been an excuse to mask bitterness about greey expectations , and MOST of all to justify DLCs hence calling forth some huge dev cost . Sure games cost more nawadays , but hardly any of them reach the level of cost of say Yakuza 3 ... A game still profitable within it's first year for sega .
500k = profit 1 mil = success .. just a reminder ( people tend to forget this ) These numbers are only for high production games ... many many other games need way less to make a profit ...
Good game, deserves great sales.
Boy did that one tank... 2 platforms with a collective 70 million install base can't net more than 1 million units? And people said Uncharted 2 tanked? Chalk this up to good ol' fashion industry bias, yet again. I find it funny to be honest.
Troll harder .. only God of war 2 has managed to sell at launch more than 500k within USA ... bayonetta is selling , like darksiders , within the normal numbers of successful titles of the same action/hack slash genre .
For a new IP which got so many hatred from people that calling themself as gamers, selling a million units for a month is a great sale..
I thought it was pretty good, I don't think I would buy a sequel though.
Good sales for a good game
Good news for a great game .
yess the game is amaxing, great sales
its that simple
the unreliable VGCHARTZ has it PS3 selling more than 360. so i think since it's VGCHARTZ which is known to undertrack the PS3 always, the PS3 version is selling by 2:1 ratio
well the game did sell more on ps3 even with the flaws, just goes to show who their main audience is
I knew the bots wouldn't buy this game. It's not a shooter its Japanese, and there is no multiplayer. Those 3 things spell death on the 360. Maybe for their next game Platinum and Sega will remember where the real gamers are and design their games for the PS3.
JUSTICE! This game deserves a million more! Now if only Sega could hook up with Capcom and colab on a DMC/Bayonetta crossover of pure madness! GET IT DONE!
2 player online co-op! I call dibs on Bayonetta!
360 owners don't buy games, they can't even support 'their' Bayonetta. Only yapping about it being better on their crapware.
Bayonetta 360- 9.5 POS3- 8.2 I think i'll go with 360
honestly? wow ur gonna pick a SP game because of its sales -_-
Most 360 owners love shooters. Boyonetta sold more on PS3 with negative points and 360 got lower sales with 9-9.5-10 reviews.
The "Hype" was that this game was better then GOW3, and that whole week or what ever they were doing comparisoon to the full game of Bayonneta to GOW3 E3 demo. Allot of article about it where trying to get approved and some did, thats the hype and bots saying this is better then GOW3 even though they some how manage to play the finish version of GOW3
You forgot there were so many hatred following it..
Then hype it up saying this game better than GOW3 and it's the greatest game on xbox.
Some of the people here calling the game a success, call a ps3 exclusives that sold just as much in the same time frame a flop. Also do not forget this is a multipatform game.
it would have sold more. Thats for sure. Great sales indeed however Hideki still has alot to do to win PS fans back.
kamiya didn't work on the ps3 port
the problem. As the creator of Byonetta he should have respect to at least get both versions on par. He shouldn't have short change PS fans.
Publishers when they say 'sales' always choose the more cosmetically 'pretty' sales of 'sell to retailer' or 'sell in'. Anyone can sell 'in' to retail, but it takes a lot of luck to actually get solid sell-through numbers. This likely means that Sega have only sold 'through' to customers about 500k - 700k units. Considering this game probably needed 2m units sold through to break even, it's a total disaster in terms of profitability.
sega has sold 1.1 million copies to retailers, so sega has made 1.1 million copies worth of money retailers sell the game to consumers, consumers bought roughly 500K - 600K copies after they games sells, retailers buy more copies from sega due to demand, sega again ships more copies to retailers and makes money
Thanks for the info. I never know it works like that. Bubble+
glad to see it sell through 1 million. personally id give it an 8 - 8.4 max.
MAG did 319k in its first week you still hold to the statement that it wont sell 500k.
because i said it was a good game and glad that it did well i get 2 disagrees. man some people are just to sensitive.
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