Originally Posted by Zweihander
The thing is, the WiiU is already shaping out to be a decent console. NMH and MadWorld were decent, but they were kind of "that game you settle for since you're stuck with the system anyway." Bayonetta, in contrast, could not only be a 'staple' game in the WiiU's library, but even a system seller.
I think it'll be more like "Resistance" was for PS3. A go-to game at launch which the sequels will never match-up to in sales, not because of quality or ability, but because the fanbase just isn't there. It could, by all counts, sell amazingly well on Wiiu. Platinum will greenlight Bayonetta 3, and it won't sell nearly as well, simply due to the timeframe.
In fact, the negative reaction by so many Bayonetta fans more or less implies that it isn't a system seller (since they're not willing to buy the system to play it). Of course, people could go out and buy it anyway, only time will tell.
This is, of course, depending on whether Bayonetta 2 is actually good. For all we know it could end-up being a misstep. Not likely, but lets not go jumping to conclusions either.