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Bayonetta pushed into 2010

Friday, 17th July 2009 18:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sega said today that Bayonetta’s has been delayed until January 2010 in the US.

The Platinum actioner will still release in October in Japan, as planned.

“Bayonetta is an extremely important new IP for SEGA and adds a new level of depth to our growing portfolio. As a result of market analysis we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010 is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximize this exciting new title’s potential,” said Sega boss Mike Hayes.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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11 Comments

  1. No_PUDding

    2009LOL

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Spiral

    I wonder what makes January better than say February or March. I’m usually still playing the games released before Christmas until at least mid-February, so I’ll rarely buy anything until then.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SniperWolf

    shit what is going on

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Anders

    The “biggest launch eva”-talk surrounding MW2 is starting to look like an understatement. Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed 2… What more is releasing by christmas, really?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Goliath

    I really can’t believe this! Games are exiting a crowded fall to release in a crowded “early 2010″? How stupid is that?!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I reckon “Q1 2010″ isn’t going to be as crowded as you think. Watch half of it get pushed into “autumn” 2010 in January. They just want to get away from MW2.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. deftangel

    Strange that, thought the game was pretty much done a while ago. (we’d seen it already, below) Are they really worried about MW2? It’s hardly a like for like comparison.

    http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/ClassifiedWorks/e43e12cb927c2d89802575ca00371aba?OpenDocument

    #7 6 years ago
  8. ecu

    And Halo ODST. I think sales of the 360 version would be severely impacted this christmas.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Michael O'Connor

    Spreading games out like this can only be a good thing.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    Yeah, stick them out in the summer too please.

    Spread it all over, like mango body butter.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. hitnrun

    Thing is, once these titles break out past Christmas, they can come out whenever their publishers deem appropriate. They don’t have to all revolve around the marketing soothsayers’ 3-week sweet spot.

    “Fall” nowadays means mid-October, with a few outliers reaching as far as the last week of September and the first week of November. “Early 2010″ can mean basically any time before school lets out: a publisher can pick its own little window.

    Like NoPUD says, mango body butter.

    #11 6 years ago

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