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Submitted by naznatips 568d ago | opinion piece

An Open Letter to Ubisoft - Don't Punish Your Fans

Thanks for making Rayman Legends available to more people, but the 7 month delay for the Wii U version is absolutely ridiculous. (PS3, Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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majiebeast  +   568d ago
Reason is probably because its basicly fact that later ports sell worse then when a game gets a multiplatform release. Sucks for wiiU owners but Ubisoft knows this plus they can advertise the game once instead of twice.
Root  +   568d ago
True

I mean the fact that Ubisoft are becoming money hungry would prove why they are doing this if they don't want to loose potential money.

Seriously by next gen I feel they are going to become like the new Activision or something

The same happened with Capcom last gen
lilbroRx  +   568d ago
People who are that hellbent on "not" getting a Wii U or the Wii U version would not lose anything by it coming to the Wii U first.

Also, this game would have been a hit with the drought of games that the Wii U has been seeing. It was pretty much the only must have gaming coming out this month and it would have monoplozed the entirety of the Wii U market.

Now they are releasing it after all of the other big games like, Resident Evil Revelation HD, Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3 and Zelda HD come out. Its going to sell like garbage.

They might as well not release it at all for the Wii U now. No one will want it. There will be too many other great games that people will be more interested in buying on the console 7 months from now. They just hurt themselves quite a bit as far as the Wii U market and fan base is concerned. Rep damage like this tends to linger so it will likely extend to other Ubisoft games on the Wii U in the future like it does with EA.
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Novistador  +   568d ago
They are going to get crushed. I love rayman I have been playing it since the days of the PS1. Ubisoft may have killed this title by releasing it against heavy hitters like Zelda, Pikmin, GTA, and multiple other games.
sdozzo  +   568d ago
I think Bastion sold well with a stagger release but I see you working.
mandf  +   568d ago
How are they hurting their fans? Rayman has appeared on all consoles this gen. By making it exclusive they hurt their fans. The only people hurt by this are nintendo internet warriors. Nobody should be hurt, we all now get to play the game. Journalism at its finest.
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Phil32  +   568d ago
By delaying the Wii U version when it was basically complete is punishing ALL gamers who wanted to play the title, whether they had the system, were going to buy the system for the game, or were going to use a friend's Wii U to play it-- not just Wii U owners. Don't post saying something silly like "journalism at its finest" when you clearly didn't think things out well enough.

EDIT: And you have a history of *insert company here* (*cough* Sony *cough*) internet warrior type comments anyway, so I wouldn't go that route if I were you.
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mandf  +   568d ago
The WiiU has the smallest install base. You think 140 million consoles between xbox and ps3 mean little to under 10million Wiiu. It's a business for them and they want to make money. Stop sticking up for upset journalists.

By the way look at my history I stay out of topics for things that don't interest me. I also stick up for things that unfairly get bashed. I play the games so I can speak of them. Unlike most who just use a game to advance their console of choice.
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Starfox17  +   568d ago
Yet if it were the other way around 360 ect would of still got it and september would of been wiiu and 3rd partys wonder why their games dont sell well guess what us nintendo gamers are not stupid.

That game on wiiu was about to sell millions daft decision.
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scissor_runner  +   568d ago
I don't mind it coming to the other consoles it is Ubi footing the bill. Hopfully it sells but I'll get it on the wiiu. Hopfully the slow down does degrade the gameplay.
Novistador  +   568d ago
@mandf Here is the problem with your business claim. Would you rather release in February on a system in need games? OR release in February against titles (Zelda, Pikmin,GTA, monster hunter and more) that will more than likely dwarf your sales. Also with games at 60$ a piece you think people will be buying multiple games? If the game sold great on the Wii U others would flock to it when it would be (re) released on the other consoles
Phil32  +   568d ago
There is no losing money in releasing the already finished Wii U version first and then releasing the other versions that probably just started later, so I have no idea what you are on about, nor how it relates to what I said. The point is that those (Wii U owners or not) would be able to play the game in three weeks as opposed to seven months from now. Not that hard a concept to get...
mandf  +   568d ago
Yeah I agree it sucks for WiiU users but it's not their premier game seller. I feel for you but it doesn't change the fact that author sounds more hurt by losing exclusiveness than the delay. That's the problem I have. Ubisoft should have been more upfront their fans.
scissor_runner  +   568d ago
It's doesn't suck for wiiu user since we still get the game. Other gamers should be thrilled but all they seem to care about is smearing Nintendo. Pro tip... Don't forget to be a gamer first.
Nevers0ft  +   568d ago
I have no qualms with regard to the game no longer being a Wii U exclusive... But to delay the game for 7 months just so it can release with the other versions sucks, especially when it's almost certainly complete.

It WAS going to be my next retail Wii U game, followed closely by Aliens, Need for Speed, maybe Sniper Elite and whatever else turns up that's decent.

I wont be buying Rayman just on principal now. Plus, it's releasing at a time when the market will be saturated with FAR bigger games and my wallet can only be pulled in so many directions. I realise the Wii U user-base is currently limited but there's also a dearth of games at the moment which seems like the perfect time to release a title like Rayman. Idiots >:(
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sdozzo  +   568d ago
Is an internet warrior a fanboy? Hilarious.
gamingzen  +   568d ago
Well fuck rayman and fuck ubi soft because come september wii u will probably have mario and mario kart and a shit load of other games rayman will look dated
Zodiac  +   568d ago
Very true. Why delay the Wii U version? The 360/ps3 version is not going to be done soon, and if you were not going to buy a Wii U, then it wouldn't matter anyway.

Just release the game for the people who have a Wii U or want one soon, and release the 360/ps3 version when it's done for the people who were not going to buy a Wii U anyway.

At the end of the day you still have to add up all the sales together, so i don't see what is so special about releasing them at the same time.

Edit: also, why move it closer to GTA? Rayman isn't such a huge franchise(anymore)
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gpturbo81  +   568d ago
it is pretty shitty to have a finished game that is ready to release in under a month, just to sit on it. 2 delays for a game that should have been out at launch. whatever
MsmackyM  +   568d ago
I don't agree with the delay for the Wii After playing the demo I was looking forward to buying the game day 1 in February, even though Ihaven't been much of a Rayman fan, but with a 7 month delay I'm pretty sure I'll lose interest by that time.
silkylove  +   568d ago
Cancelled my preorder. Also regretting my purchase of Far Cry 3 for the PS3. And no longer considering buying Zombi U. The only way I can voice my displeasure is with my wallet.
MNGamer-N  +   568d ago
This sucks, but I will still buy the game for Wii U when it comes out because I like to play video games.
ShaunCameron  +   568d ago
I bet that Rayman Legends will sell barely half of what Rayman Origins sold by the time it comes out. It's gonna be just another game in the sea of GTA V and company. Talk about bad timing.

But then again it isn't that much different from Sega delaying Anarchy Reigns from 7/2012 to 1/2013.

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