Bayonetta Xbox 360 Selling Out?

Kotaku columnist Tim Rogers brings word that store after store in Tokyo is selling out of the Xbox 360 version of Bayonetta. But why?

The Xbox 360 version was awarded a perfect 40/40 score from Japanese game mag, while the PS3 version was not — it received a 38/40. The above picture is from the Yodobashi Camera in West Shinjuku. The tag on the game (完売しました) means "Sold Out"

Tim says the same sell-outs were visible at other Yodobashi branches as well.

There could be several reasons for this, one of which could be that fewer copies of the Xbox 360 version were ordered by shops unaware that the Xbox 360 Bayonetta was the lead platform. Or maybe lots of people are buying it.


    Maybe I am missing something here. Why put a "Sold Out" sticker on a game when there is a stack of games right there. If those are pre-orders, why not just put them behind the counter. Those wacky Japanese!

      Does the word "sample" mean anything to you?

        i wouldnt call it a sample more a empty box. And we all know boxes dont give a true impression of quality or style

          /ˈsæmpəl, ˈsɑm-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sam-puhl, sahm-] Show IPA noun, adjective, verb, -pled, -pling.

        1. a small part of anything or one of a number, intended to show the quality, style, or nature of the whole; specimen.
        2. Statistics. a subset of a population: to study a sample of the total population.
        3. a sound of short duration, as a musical tone or a drumbeat, digitally stored in a synthesizer for playback.

          I think the word 'sample' on the cases strongly suggests that they're samples.

    Looks like Sega's getting their groove back! ( Hopefully ), now for a new Shinboi game... hmmm...

    Microsoft does not work in Japan, the XBOX360 is not popular.
    (Microsoft does not appeal to retailers. Sony is doing.)
    So, it is the small number of retail purchase.

    Maybe the stores will be restocked if a few days.

    Uses translation software. Sorry.

    ps3 has sold more than double of the 360!!!

    just to say


    dooma arigatoo nihonjin GAMER desu

    mmm shinobi

    Maybe RedFilter buys his games online so he has never been into a store to see that the cases on the shelves are for SHOW!

    They re-use them - changing the sleeves for different games most likely.

    Anyway - im just gonna ignore what that deadspace guy wrote. Anyone who writes out in upper case, lower case, upper case, lower case, deserves to be shot.

    Maybe the reason they're running out of 360 stock is because they have to order more PS3 games to keep up with the demand with the PS3 is selling more.

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