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RETAIL BIZ: Bayonetta storms single format charts

Ben Parfitt
RETAIL BIZ: Bayonetta storms single format charts

MCV’s vital weekly retail digest RetailBiz is now available to view online and download now.

Considering the increasing marginalisation of Japanese games in the Western market, Sega’s potentially niche action title Bayonetta has proved that Eastern games can still deliver in the UK with a strong performance in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack video game charts.

The title debuted in am impressive second place in the Xbox 360 listings with only Activision’s all-conquering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 managing to outperform it last week.

Bayonetta also managed a third place finish in the PS3 charts, with Modern Warfare 2 and Sony’s popular Uncharted 2 pipping it to first and second respectively.

Also impressing was THQ’s Darksiders – another hack ‘n’ slash title. It managed a fourth place debut in the Xbox 360 listings and fifth place in the PS3 listings.

In the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 Bayonetta debuted at number five and Darksiders at number eight.

MCV’s vital weekly retail digest RetailBiz is now available to view online and download now.

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