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It's a well known fact by now that the Sony is getting short end of the deal with Bayonetta. Firstly, the debut of it's version of the game was, to say the least, humiliating. Secondly, Platinum Games confirmed it was origionally only developing for the Xbox, with Sega then porting the game over to the Playstation. Thirdly, the recent demo was released on both Xbox Live and PSN, but the 360 demo proved to be superior in every way. Unsurprisingly, Platinum Games has been silently backing itself away from the Blu-ray port entirely. The Japanese version of the game recognizes that Platinum Games is the developer, but also contains a very clear "Converted by Sega" message. Such disclaimers are unusual to the point of never having really happened before. What's more, Japanese game magazine Famitsu has published a similar disclaimer, making it very clear that anything found in the PS3 version is the responsibility of Sega and not Platinum. Hmmm, interesting. It sounds like Platinum wants nothing to do with the PS3 version of Bayonetta, and judging by the bad reputation it's earned, that's hardly surprising. Still, it's simply baffling that Playstation has been given such shoddy treatment. Why the game couldn't have been developed properly for both games is still a mystery to me.