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Bayonetta’s Japanese sales – Did the higher quality Xbox 360 version win?

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Bayonetta has been released in Japan already and with the first days sales figures coming in we can now see whether the Japanese are going to be loyal to the inferior PS3 version or are going to fork out for the higher quality Xbox 360 version.

Is it all about the gameplay or is pixel count more important?

Well I know I for one can’t wait to find out..

*Inflammatory headline – check
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*Flamebait opening paragraph – check

Okay that should do it you can stop reading now and abuse me in the comments instead.

Or if you were really interested in the actual sales then here they are

Bayonetta – PS3 – 93 000
Bayonetta – 360 – 45 000

In fairness the 360 did better than it should with it’s comparatively small install base but that could easily be put down to the fact that there aren’t many 360 games out there that appeal to the Japanese so the locals were starved for games recently.

The rest of the sales stats break down as follows

Tekken 6 (PS3) – 79,000
Hikaru no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (DS) – 85,000
Super Robot Taisen Neo (Wii) – 27,000
Tekken 6 (360) – 22,000
Sin and Punishment 2 (Wii) – 5,600
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) – 5,100
Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi (PSP) – 5,100
Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Kanzenhan (DS) – 4,200
Kenka Banchou Portable (PSP) – 2,200

Source: NintendoEverything

Last Updated: October 30, 2009


  1. WitWolfyZA

    October 30, 2009 at 12:56

    ….. Just shows sometimes quantity over quality wins after all


  2. Flake

    October 30, 2009 at 13:37

    Nope, it shows you that people are waking up and realising what a piece of crap the 360 really is and are supporting the PS3 even if the port is not good. The 360’s days are fast running out.


  3. janrik

    October 30, 2009 at 14:16

    Can we get the sales figures for 360’s vs PS3’s in Japan and then see the % of the game (bayonetta) per platform?

    I think on that the 360 version might be selling better on that then.


    • SlippyMadFrog

      October 30, 2009 at 14:41

      Well, the Xbox360 sold just under half of the PS3 amount while the PS3 has dev more than double the install base of the Xbox360. Interesting…


  4. WitWolfyZA

    October 30, 2009 at 14:45

    Seriously i dont see what makes Japan such a big gaming market in the world, those noobs are just intrested in mangas and their animes


  5. spl0it

    October 30, 2009 at 14:57

    Totally agree the PS3 is a piece of shit


  6. easy

    October 30, 2009 at 15:54

    i did actually take the time to read the rest of the article after being goaded by your enticing intrograph, and i still have and issue….

    Tekken 6 (PS3) – 79,000
    Hikaru no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (DS) – 85,000

    how does 79k beat 85k?



    • LazySAGamer

      October 30, 2009 at 22:15

      Wow good point, I just copied that block at the bottom and I checked the source again and it’s listed incorrectly on that site as well.

      Maybe it’s simply because we’re PS3 fanboys :tongue:


  7. PixelJunky

    November 2, 2009 at 15:50

    Im always amazed at the console wars and what this goes to show that its not always the quality but the content that is provided. It didn’t matter that it was better looking on the 360 than it did on the PS3 but that it is an amazing game regardless of the loss of quality and that’s what we should really be looking at! Quit the console war make one super system! Playbox for the win!


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