Acclaimed Flop: Despite the fact that it was widely considered to be the better version of the game, the Xbox 360 version didn't sell very well. The PlayStation 3 version did better despite being criticized for being the weaker version.
The Bechdel Test: Surprisingly, it passes. None of the on-screen female characters talk about romance or even male characters (beyond addressing the Lumen Sages as a group): Jeanne and Bayonetta interact as any rivals/enemies interact, while Bayonetta and Cereza is a maternal relationship.
Genius Bonus: All of Bayonetta's summons and torture attacks are evoked in Enochian, the language of angels. Not only that, there're a ton of references to real medieval beliefs about witches (like the hair thing) and angels. Really, you have to admire the amount of research put into an ostensibly campy game.
Interestingly enough, a few fans have notice the standard angel mooks bear a suspicious similarity to the Production Evas in Evangelion, whose game adaptations were handled by Sega.
On another note, Bayonetta makes use of the song "Fly Me To The Moon" in numerous epic combat sequences. The same song was covered over and over again for Evangelion.
No Export for You: Not the game itself, at least for most territories, but the INCREDIBLE strategy guide by Future Games. High quality, hardcover, 420 pages...and due to a North American exclusivity deal with Brady Games, illegal for the company to sell to Americans or Canadians. Brady Games later declined to make a guide themselves due to not being able to complete their own guide by the time of the game's release, but the exclusivity deal still holds, meaning that the only way North Americans can get their hands on it is either by importing it note expensive, and at the moment not an option due to it being sold out through most retailers, the one retailer that still carries it won't ship to North America or buying it on Ebay.note ridiculously expensive
What Could Have Been: Along with the many Sega and Capcom references already in the game, the development team considered adding in Ulala from Space Channel 5 for a dance-off between her and Bayonetta. Unfortunately, legal rights came up and so they couldn't do it.