Sega “reasonably encouraged” by Vanquish sales

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 06:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sega West boss Mike Hayes has told IGN the publisher is “reasonably encouraged” by sales of OTT Platinum shooter Vanquish.

Exact official figures haven’t been revealed yet, but according to a report from Sega Bits, first day Japanese sales of the game were at 56k, with a majority of sales towards the PS3 SKU.

Despite that, Hayes remains optimistic.

“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,” he told IGN.

“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.”

Vanquish released last week in the US last Tuesday and in Europe and UK on Friday to critical success.

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