There are games that push the sale of consoles and then are the ones that will never have the chance to. I bet that’s what Nintendo thought when they decided to buy the rights from Sega to publish Bayonetta 2 on their upcoming Wii U.
About three weeks ago and still to this day, gamers have been really upset with Nintendo for making Bayonetta 2 an exclusive to the Wii U. Originally Bayonetta was a multi-platform that gamers with an XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 could play, which is a great thing especially if you only own one of the consoles.
The problem with the Wii U is that Nintendo has always been the console maker that attracts a certain crowd. This crowd of course is the kids and the casual gamers. A game like Bayonetta is more in the category of a hard-core gamer and that’s where clash comes in.
360 and PS3 owners are not usually the type of gamers that will buy a Nintendo Wii and speaking from my own experience, my Wii is collecting dust in my entertainment center. It was fun for me at the beginning when Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom came out, but then I started using my 360 and PS3 and rarely came back to the Wii. Games like Just Dance and new and older Mario games were the only titles that brought me back to the console and with Just Dance it was only for exercise.
On the positive side, Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U could look better than it would on the PS3 and the XBOX 360. The price of the console it’s not that bad considering that it will be a better console at least for the time being while we wait for PS4 and the future XBOX comes out.
If the Wii U can handle a game like Bayonetta 2, it will probably handle games like GTA V upcoming Battlefield 4 and future games. This could start a trend for Nintendo to buy the rights of games and bring them to their console. In a way Nintendo has to do this, because they are going after the hardcore gamers with the Wii U.
On the Negative side this sucks and it means that as gamers if we want to play this game, we will have to buy a Wii U. In a tough economy such as this one to make console exclusive game means that only a few will be able to play.