The game got critics talking, but the reaction from the game-buying public is rather muted

Remember the old "hardcore games don't sell on Wii" debate we had all those months ago? Well get ready to dust it off again because the retail figures for the UK launch of Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 are in, and it's not pretty reading.

The sword-swinging action title - which we thought was pretty great - limped into the UK multiformat chart at position 34.

This sluggish start seems to confirm Ubisoft's own fears that the title would find it difficult at retail; earlier this year the firm slashed sales projections for the game after a lackluster showing from the video game adaptation of James Cameron's Avatar.

Elsewhere, the new Pokémon SoulSilver and Pokemon HeartGold managed to secure second and fourth respectively, proving that people still love those adorable little pocket monsters - even if they're less keen for Wild West Samurai warriors.