Vanquish screenshot
Vanquish screenshot

SEGA has said it is "reasonably encouraged" by the day one sales of Platinum Games' Vanquish, the new action title for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Vanquish launched last week in all territories.

"It's been in the marketplace for two days, we've seen the day one numbers and we're reasonably encouraged, but I think we need to see the rest of week one and probably week two just to see how it's going to play out," Mike Hayes, president and CEO of SEGA West told IGN.

Hayes was commenting on the sales in North America only.

Hayes added: "The challenge is that it's a new franchise and that it's releasing head-to-head with a lot of established franchises in the busiest time of the year."

According to SEGA Bits, Vanquish sold a combined 53,000 units on day one in Japan. UK sales aren't known, but the game did miss out on a Top 10 place, charting at No.12 in its debut week.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Compared to Platinum Games' previous release, Bayonetta, Vanquish appears to have had a sluggish start. The bewitching action title managed around 140,000 units on day one in Japan, entered the UK All Formats video game chart at No.5, but missed out on a Top 10 place in the US.

Bayonetta went on to sell over a million units worldwide.

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Wido

Another game that I want to get. The demo was fantastic. I shall have to wait and see what Santa brings me for Christmas this year. ;)
Posted 19:45 on 26 October 2010
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Neon-Soldier32

I cannot wait to play this game to be honest. The demo was so good!
Posted 19:10 on 26 October 2010
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Bloodstorm@ IndoorHeroes

Yea it was, Vanquish shows you how a game should feel and play.
Posted 19:07 on 26 October 2010
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El-Dev

I bought Enslaved instead of this, but I've been impressed with it's reviews and word of mouth from a few who bought it. Think I'll pick it up when I'm finished Enslaved and Castlevania.
Posted 11:13 on 26 October 2010
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dazzadavie

I do want to pick this game up, but like most other games its just going to have to wait. Also I must look into Enslaved
Posted 11:07 on 26 October 2010
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pblive

Been hearing good things about the game though and I'm a sucker for lenticular covers so it catches my eye in GAME every time I walk past.
Posted 10:54 on 26 October 2010
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IndoorHeroes

As with Enslaved it looks like a classic case of poor timing. Taking Fallout New Vegas head on was never going to go well.
Posted 09:47 on 26 October 2010

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 22/10/2010
Developer: Platinum Games
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 16,619 280
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