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Sega: Platinum at home on 360 and PS3

Publisher 'brave' to take on the mature Wii audience

Sega's Mike Hayes has been musing on PlatinumGames and how they seem to have found a comfortable home on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Hayes commented on the MadWorld developer's successful jump from Wii to the HD consoles in a recent interview with CVG.

Hayes said of the under-performing Wii mature title: "Critically it got a lot of acclaim, but commercially it wasn't the success we wanted it to be. Clearly that was a mismatch with the Wii audience - particularly in terms of the amount of cross-ownership between Wii and the other home platforms. If you're going to play a mature-rated game, you're going to get your 360, PC or PS3 out to do so. But you can't knock us for having a go."

"We were brave in that area," adds Hayes. "But the reality is, Platinum Games is such a cutting-edge developer they need the PS3 or 360 to realise what they actually want to do. You saw that with Bayonetta - it was a very high-quality standard. Vanquish will push the envelope even further. Platinum are definitely more at home on those platforms. But we were thrilled when they tried to do a mature thing on Nintendo."

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