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This graph (in link) shows the total sell-through of Bayonetta 2 immediately after its February release for Nintendo Switch, compared to the sell-through for the same period of time following its 2014 release for Wii U. The Nintendo Switch version of this title quickly surged past the original Wii U version.

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180427_2e.pdf 

 

Clear answer to all people that are asking why Nintendo is porting so much Wii U games to Switch. :)



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Nice, although, to be fair, it's not really that impressive. The WiiU had around half of the Switch's userbase at the time of Bayonetta's release, so a difference of just 100k is not really that much, especially considering Bayonetta 1&2 are kinda cult-classics at this point. A double retail version would've helped, though.



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Thanks, added this information to my thread :)

(http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=231643)



That is a good sign, but I really will not be too impressed until it breaks 1 mil.

I hope it does, it deserves to.



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Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) ~ 280k after nine weeks from Oct ~ Dec, overlapping with holiday season
Bayonetta 2 (Switch) ~ 380k after nine weeks from Jan ~ Mar
Both releases were bundled with the original Bayonetta, too.

This just puts how badly the original sold on Wii U, imo, but it's great that Bayonetta is getting attention even after the negative impact her meta-changing incarnation in Sm4sh may have placed on her.



 
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TheWPCTraveler said:
Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) ~ 280k after nine weeks from Oct ~ Dec, overlapping with holiday season
Bayonetta 2 (Switch) ~ 380k after nine weeks from Jan ~ Mar
Both releases were bundled with the original Bayonetta, too.

This just puts how badly the original sold on Wii U, imo, but it's great that Bayonetta is getting attention even after the negative impact her meta-changing incarnation in Sm4sh may have placed on her.

I don't think her being over powered in Smash would affect her popularity especially among the action game loving crowd that's may not even seriously follow Smash Bros. 

If anything it may have just pulled some Smash Bros fans into the game to see where her move set originates. 



i personally skipped it on wii u because i had a feeling it would come to the "nx" nintendo announcing the nx when they did basically was the reason i stopped buying wii u software.



This is great to know because the general perception was that this game was selling less than even the Wii U version. In addition, it received a lot of hatred because Bayonetta 1 was digital and the improvements were not very big. Considering all that, it seems incredible to me.

PS: Nintendo, please, around november-december you should reduce the price of this game to $ 40 to boost your sales.



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Bayonetta 3 should easily clear 1 million.



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