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Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch Debut with Poor Sales in Japan

by Jose Belmonte

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This week’s Japanese charts feature a number of new releases, although few of them managed strong numbers, according to Media Create. While PlayStation consoles received games like the Secret of Mana remake, IDOLiSH7 Twelve Fantasia! and a new entry of Cyber Troopers, the sole release for Nintendo Switch were the ports of Bayonetta 1 and 2, which didn’t seem to translate the online hype into sales.

But the results of Bayonetta shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the numbers of Bayonetta 2 for Wii U -the first entry to be developed exclusively for a Nintendo platform- were only slightly less insignificant. The highest charting version is the bundle with both games, which is also the only way to purchase the original entry in physical format, but even with that incentive the game could only make it to number 13 on the list. The individial release of Bayonetta 2 enters the charts one place below at 14. The sum of both versions still isn’t enough to match the debut of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U.

Software sales this week were specially low, which means that the numbers enough to miss the top 10 would have pushed those games to the bottom of the top20 on a regular week. The only title to pull truly good sales is Monster Hunter: World, which consolidates its position as the biggest success of Capcom in the current generation.

On the hardware chart, PS4 continues to lead the list, although the difference with Nintendo Switch is getting smaller every week, just as the boost for Monster Hunter disappears.

Software List

01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World – 85.322 / 1.836.291 (-47%)
02. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana – 36.042 / NEW
03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 21.815 / 2.042.844 (-7%)
04. [PSV] IDOLiSH7 Twelve Fantasia! – 21.481 / NEW
05. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 – 21.180 / 138.675 (-82%)
06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19.280 / 1.346.387 (+0%)
07. [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana – 17.947 / NEW
08. [PS4] Cyber Troopers Virtual-On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On – 17.938 / NEW
09. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – 12.981 / 88.604 (-83%)
10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – 12.776 / 142.591 (-19%)
11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 12.640 / 1.614.506 (-9%)
12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 11.764 / 871.528 (-3%)
13. [NSW] Bayonetta Non-Stop Climax Edition <Bayonetta \ Bayonetta 2> – 11.694 / NEW
14. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 – 9.532 / NEW
15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon – 9.358 / 1.558.042 (-3%)
16. [PSV] Cyber Troopers Virtual-On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On – 9.284 / NEW
17. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ – 5.975 / 88.943 (-58%)
18. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 – 5.842 / 161.624 (-9%)
19. [NSW] Arms – 4.234 / 369.040 (-2%)
20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch – 4.194 / 399.757 (-6%)

Hardware List

01. PlayStation 4 – 49.502
02. Nintendo Switch – 39.303
03. Nintendo 3DS – 10.160
04. PlayStation Vita – 4.959
05. Xbox One – 190

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