Ubisoft has sent Rayman Legends to die

Furious Francis discusses how the delay of Rayman Legends will come back to haunt Ubisoft.

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GribbleGrunger1932d ago

At first glance, I didn't agree with this proposition but after reading it all and giving it a think, I'd have to agree. They HAVE given themselves a touch window of release and it WOULD have been wise to release in a less cluttered window.

Theyellowflash301932d ago

Wow, I think thats the first time we have agreed on anything. Were making.... progress. lol

GribbleGrunger1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

LOL. Well, as much as some like to label me in one particular way, I see things evenly. If we don't agree, it's just because we don't agree. No agenda, no affiliations. We WILL argue in the future and probably annoy the hell out of each other, but I can see that you're the sort of person who still respects other people's opinions and so we can wipe our blooded noses and buy each other a pint. Kudos.

...and it should have been 'tough window' Doh!

Theyellowflash301932d ago

I hear ya man. Thanks for reading the article.

BitbyDeath1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

On the otherhand it may be quite the opportunistic time given the platform it releases on.

Jobesy1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

The article makes some good points, but there is 1 issue I have with the writers logic. He's operating on the assumption that enough Wiiu owners would have bought the game to make it a financial success for Ubisoft. He states that Origins barely broke 500,000 copies on the PS3, but failed to mention that it barely broke 400,000 on the Wii, which had a MUCH LARGER user base AND at the time of release I don't believe the Wii had anything else releasing.

I just don't believe Ubisoft could have won either way. If it would have stayed Wiiu exclusive I don't think they would have made their investment back. Rayman Legends isn't some cheap title, it's a AAA quality title and needs sales. So far the Wiiu isn't proving it can sell 3rd party games. Zombie U barely has 300,000 sold and was THE big game for the Wiiu, which coincidentally is also an Ubisoft game. All other 3rd party games for the Wiiu have abysmal sales. The best thing they could have done was to release the game on all platforms no later than June/July, but if the game wasn't ready, it wasn't ready.

badz1491932d ago

to bring it to PS3 and 360 too as it will bring more sales and even on Wii U it's not going to be a generation leap games the 360 and PS3 can only dream of running either, so why not?

but the time of release is a bit off! people are looking for other high profile games during that time and Legends may end up being Origins once again - a great and enjoyable game overshadowed by huge franchises!

I bought Origins for my Vita and I simply love it and I hope Legends would come to the Vita too!

Good_Guy_Jamal1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Ah jees get a room you two!

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miyamoto1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

they are targeting a different age set of gamers coming to the holidays and it worked for Just Dance and Rayman Origins before

i sense Sony flexing its muscles on Ubisoft on this one given their nice friendship going on AC III...

and i am almost sure they are releasing it for the next PlayStation GTA V...

and given the recent criticism Ninty gets from Ubi...
it makes good business sense

MegaLagann1932d ago

GribbleGrunger X Theyellowflash30 OTP confirmed.

But seriously that was adorable. If only everyone on the internet could agree to disagree instead of calling each other names that would get me banned from N4G...probably...

SilentNegotiator1932d ago

They completely screwed the pooch on the last console entry (Despite being quite good). I wouldn't be surprised if they did it again.

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smashcrashbash1932d ago (Edited 1932d ago )

Ubisoft handled everything about Rayman badly. They should have realized that despite it being a good game it is very weak.First mistake was to make everyone think it was only for the Wii U. Delaying it was their second.Trying to compete with Mario on a Nintendo console was the third.

Novistador1932d ago

Anyone think if there is enough "outcry" Ubisoft may release the game earlier than September? I mean the game is done, what is their excuse other than saving on marketing?

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PirateThom1932d ago

I'm actually going to buy it now, so if it's died for someone it's their loss.

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