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Ubisoft: Rayman Legends can still sell Wii U systems for Nintendo


Ubisoft remain confident that Rayman Legends will be a?Wii U system seller, despite the game going multi platform.

Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry, Ubisoft France Studios boss Xavier Poix seems convinced that the platformer will help shift some units for Nintendo.

"We don't have any disappointments compared to the installed base. We are just hoping that Nintendo's results for Wii U will be a bit bigger.

"Selling a new way of playing can take some time, and we know the power of the brands from Nintendo and we know from the fans that the majority of what will be the system sellers are not yet available. And on our side, Rayman will be one of them for sure.

?We really expect Rayman to be a huge system seller on the console."

Poix was equally positive about other developer managing to shift games on the Wii U, providing that they can get to grips with its unique controller.

"One thing for sure we knew is that this new controller would be something harder to convey than the Wii, which was about the movements in your game, so we knew we needed to educate people around this GamePad idea," he added.

"We strongly believe that people have not yet realized the importance of the gameplay that this can provide, but for sure they need the good games to support the system. And they need the installed base to gain more support, which is not the case yet."

Edited On 26 Mar, 2013

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jumpurs 4 years ago
Nah not any more, too little to late. Everybody will be geared up for the PS4 and Durango by the time it comes, so they will try get it cheap on PS3/36 and save console money for one of the new consoles coming.
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Dead 4 years ago
Boy are they going to be disappointed.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
unlikely for me. now the option will be there to grab it on PS3, I'll do that. Although the way you could co-op with the tablet was awesome, even the wife got into it when we tried it at EG last year. Maybe I'll still pick up a WiiU after all!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
The day that ANY console is bought, be it a gameboy 3DS XXXXL or a Playstation 5, because Rayman has been released on it is hte day I give up on this world. No one buys a console for Rayman. No one.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
They've already shot themselves in the foot. And I'm not paying £40 for a Rayman game.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Bet Gloria is raging lol, I didn't know it had gone multi console. I've never played a rayman either I don't think
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I bought a Wii for Rayman Raving Rabbids that and the shop I went to was one of like 3 in the world with Wii in stock
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Sure you can just keep thinking that Ubi.
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Dead 4 years ago
No Pyro, couldn't give a toss about Rayman anymore, and a lot of Wii U owners feel the same on Miiverse. Some have stupidly forgiven Ubisoft because of Watch Dogs and AC4 coming to Wii U, thinking Ubisoft are doing them a favour, but plenty have not and a good number are boycotting all Ubi games on all platforms, me included. Rayman will sell poorly on all consoles now, they had their chance to make a success of it and they blew it.
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
I wouldnt buy a Rayman game for Rayman! Nevermind a console.
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sam 4 years ago
me and my friend were having a debate the other day about why we dont see games like this, crash bandicoot mario kart racing. Its simply because times have changed the complexity of games is so diverse now its just a huge dissappointment if they made those games but made them more intricate im definatly sure things like this would sell well.
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Dead 4 years ago
I can't say I've ever found Mario Kart or a well made 2D platformer disappointing. More likely it's because kids today are spoilt, if it hasn't got realistic looking 3D graphics then they aren't interested and have no appreciation of quality gameplay.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
That's true Gloria if it don't look like COD or have or have guns (like COD) it's crap (Like COD)
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
Haha brilliant! ^
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Speaking about Games inappropriate for Kids the other day when I was in Asda I saw a man buy Red Dead Redemption for what looked like his 7/8 year old son. Now that's responsible parenting right there
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Saiyan. I worked at Toys R Us. Used to have kids around 4-5 coming over and asking if they I can put Assassin's Creed on to demo for them. Was ridiculous. Anyways. Regarding the article. Hope Ubisoft are gonna be disappointed. If guy X who owns a 360 wants Rayman. He'll buy it on the 360. If it was exclusive and they were desperate enough they may have bought it. Or maybe if they were VERY desperate for it and was released last month they might have bought a console for it.
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inspector 74 4 years ago
Ubi have truely fu(<3d up havent they??? What makes this interesting is the big bod there doesent seem to have a clue does he???
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Dead 4 years ago
Fat cats in their ivory towers never do.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Well, it's not like it has anything else to compete with with between now and release on Wii U... it just needs to worry about releasing so close to GTAV if anything.
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NICHOLA 4 years ago
@DynamiteWhyte and LFC Bywater - it's funny you say that since Rayman 1 was the best selling game on the PS1 in the UK throughout 1995 till the end of it's lifespan. Not even Gran Turismo or Final Fantasy 7 outsold it here. Once upon a time, inferior versions of Street Fighter II on SNES going for £60 (yes, sixty pound sterling) used to be a system seller too y'know. Hell, did you think coming into the current generation that Call of Duty would be the next big thing?
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NICHOLA 4 years ago
Anyway, as happy as I am that Legends is coming to PS3, I can't help but feel Ubisoft dropped the ball here from a business standpoint. I for one would probably feel LESS distracted by the prospect of buying a Wii U NOW just to play it than have it released on a console I already own right next to GTA5. Didn't Origins get overshadowed by being stuck in the midst of Modern Warfare 3 and AC Revelations?
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Dead 4 years ago
"Well, it's not like it has anything else to compete with with between now and release on Wii U.." ROFL, that kevin always makes me laugh, such a fool.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Rayman was one of the bigger sellers in 1995, exactly. Console gaming has come a long way since 1995, with better platformers out there and just better characters and games in general. The only reason I owned Rayman(I liked it, don't get me wrong, but I was right in it's demographic of a young PS user) is because it came with the PS console.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
"ROFL, that kevin always makes me laugh, such a fool" If I'm wrong, feel free to point out how... if I'm wrong...

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