The news that the Bayonetta series would be going all-exclusive on the Wii U seems to be the hot topic on the tip of all gamers’ tongues since yesterday. Naturally, the fans of the original 2010 hack-and-slash multiplatform hit aren’t particularly happy about that, for the reasons that the game hadn’t appeared on the Wii, and also that Nintendo consoles are typically perceived as “family-friendly” and even “childish”, despite, as you would all know, a list of countless mature content that have appeared on Nintendo consoles (at times, exclusively) since the company’s inception.
So it seems a fair bit ridiculous (but then, it’s also expected) that the fans of the original Bayonetta would disagree with seeing the series continue on the Wii U, especially given the game’s sexual and religious directions and themes. In fact, one fan in particular has caused some degree of an uprising, having announced that he would be boycotting Nintendo and Platinum Games by purchasing the Wii U and Bayonetta 2 used (such that both corporations are neglected from profit revenues), and, what’s even more immature - he’s convinced other outraged fans to do the same. Someone needs to call the waaaaaambulance.
Passionate gamers sometimes fail to understand that the occurrence of “exclusive” franchises packing up and jumping ships is common. Sometimes the decision appears to be and is in fact a poor one - Banjo-Kazooie and the rest of Rare’s works moving to the Xbox springs to mind - but other times, it’s simply within the best interests of the developer to shift their audience’s attention - and yes, it’s entirely due to financial reasons, but it’s also because, for one reason or another, the developer feels their work would flourish better in a different environment, with a different approach to publicity and a fresh demographic.
But that’s just my opinion. Who knows how far this Bayonetta boycott will go? I’m hoping it won’t extend into the coming months - mostly because I think there are more important gaming matters going on. And let’s face it - Bayonetta fans should just suck it up. There’s going to be a plethora of other content heading to the Wii U that will make their purchase more than worthwhile.
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