Witchcraft and sales wizardry
It sounds like the decision to port Bayonetta to Steam is paying off. John Clark, SEGA Europe’s VP of commercial publishing, has stated that the game has sold “over 170,000” copies.
The report comes from an interview with Clark published on PC Invasion. According to Clark, the publisher is “really happy with [Bayonetta‘s] performance.” The port released on Steam April 11th, and currently has a “Very Positive” rating.
The sales numbers aren’t too surprising. The Platinum-developed action game has accrued a dedicated following since its initial release in 2009, many of whom praise Bayonetta‘s bewitching combat and memorable characters.
It’s also worth noting that SEGA are publishing the PC port of Vanquish, also by PlatinumGames, later this month. Based on the sales numbers mentioned by Clark, it seems as though doubling down on the high-octane re-releases is paying off for the publisher.
SEGA confirms PC sales of 170,000 plus for Bayonetta [PC Invasion]