Bayonetta Boasts Strong First Week Sales on Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch continues to prove itself as a software goldmine, even for ports of previously released titles. The latest example is the Bayonetta 1+2 combo pack, according to a report by VGChartz. In addition to its instant ascension to the top of the eShop charts, the witch’s first week at retailers managed to yield just under 200,000 in physical copies. Nearly half of those copies came from North America, a great sign for Nintendo as the Wii U version disappointed in the region for obvious reasons.

Bayonetta Boasts Strong First Week Sales on Nintendo Switch
Aside from ‘amiibo’ functionality, this release didn’t see any new content on the hybrid console. This reaffirms what we already knew about Nintendo’s console resurgence: consumers are so eager for games on the console they are willing to pay full price for old games. Although this specific title features two games for the price of one, you could purchase both titles on old generation platforms for half the cost.

Bayonetta Boasts Strong First Week Sales on Nintendo Switch
With fans waiting eagerly for more information on the Switch’s Bayonetta 3, these sales numbers are a strong indicator of the potential in store for the latest franchise to become Nintendo-exclusive. Platinum Games should be delighted to see fans are all hands on deck for the intense hack and slash titles moving forward. We haven’t heard a word on the third iteration of the Umbra Witch since The Game Awards, but there are now two games to hold over the impatient. Hopefully, come next June, we’ll see the first gameplay footage, and judging by this report, the franchise could near a half-million by that time.

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