Colbert Bump: Upon the lifting of the review embargo, the game shot up to the top 10 of the Amazon charts, from its previous 49th place, within hours. It has has since stayed in the top 10 on Amazon as of this writing.
Un-Cancelled: Believe it or not, this game was originally cancelled by Sega due to restructuring. Nintendo then approached Sega to fund Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive (with Nintendo publishing it). This is one of the few examples where this has become a Fandom Berserk Button.