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Rayman Legends Wii U has sold more than Xbox 360 and PS3 versions

Following the delay, the Wii U version is the most successful

Rayman Legends sold more on Wii U than on any other format last week. Ubisoft's platformer - which went straight into the Wii U chart at number one and the All-format top ten at six - was also released on Xbox 360 and PS3, but the Nintendo version outsold them both.

According to the latest Chart-Track figures, the Wii U version of Rayman Legends was the 14th best selling game of the week by individual format. The Xbox 360 version was back at 18 while the PS3 version was two places back at 20. Put them all together and you have a chart placing of six.

Rayman Legends was originally developed to be released exclusively on Wii U but, following the decision to release the game on Xbox 360 and PS3, the game was delayed until August. It looks like the decision to delay the game hasn't adversely affected sales of the Wii U version.

Here is the UK top 20 by individual formats. Interestingly, when you break it down by formats, Animal Crossing: New Leaf makes the top ten.

1. SAINTS ROW IV (XB360)

2. SAINTS ROW IV (PS3)

3. TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST (XB360)

4. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN (PS3)

5. MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (XB360)

6. TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST (PS3)

7. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN (PC)

8. DISNEY INFINITY (XB360)

9. PAYDAY 2 (XB360)

10. ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF (3DS)

11. THE LAST OF US (PS3)

12. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (XB360)

13. DISNEY INFINITY (WII)

14. RAYMAN LEGENDS (WII U)

15. DISNEY INFINITY (PS3)

16. MADDEN NFL 25 (XB360)

17. MADDEN NFL 25 (PS3)

18. RAYMAN LEGENDS (XB360)

19. FIFA 13 (XB360)

20. RAYMAN LEGENDS (PS3)

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  1. JOHNNY01294 Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 10:54

    That's more good news!, keep it coming

  2. GAMEazan Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 11:35

    That is pretty amazing, considering that the Xbox and PS3 both outsell the Wii U by tens and tens of thousands! I don't think the game sold amazingly because I didn't see much, if at all marketing gone towards the game. Still great for Wii U, though!

  3. debris Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 11:58

    I was going to say that this is because PS3 and Xbox owners probably other games fighting for their cash, but with Pikmin3, Wonderful 101 I'm not sure that's the case, so all in all this good news, but still if only Ubisoft had released this as a exclusive months ago, oh well..............

    The Wii U has surely got to be the console of choice for anyone into platformers with this, NSMB U, NSL U, DK Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3d World and Sonic Lost Worlds etc, its platforming heaven!

  4. Ali Sleeq Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 12:32

    No offense, but PS3/360 players were too busy getting SR4, FF14 and Splinter Cell. So Rayman is not really on their agenda.

  5. JOHNNY01294 Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 13:03

    No offence taken, but I think you will find you are just one person and cannot speak for everyone. However if you wanna go down that road, we were also out buying Splinter Cell, Wonderful 101, Disney Infinity and Rayman!

  6. Gliscor75 Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 13:13

    I'll probably buy this soon, looks incredible! Also, does anyone know what the cheapest price is? The best I could find was Ł32 on ShopTo. All the others seem to be about Ł34.

  7. TheVelvetRoom Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 13:45

    Personally I'm waiting on either a price drop or the Vita version. Either way it's nice to see Nintendo fanboys didn't get all bratty and refuse to buy the game. It's certainly a title that deserves support from anywhere and everywhere.

  8. stealth1497 Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 14:17

    This certainly amuses me - from what I've heard, the WiiU version deserves to sell the most (due to the Gamepad integration), but this is also a lesson to Ubisoft - considering the competition of now, how many could they have sold during February?!

  9. Benjy3DU Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 15:18

    Gamespot called the Wii U version the worst one. Of course they were the ones who gave Skyward Sword a 7.5, so...

  10. MartinIsAwesome Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 15:29

    I do wonder whether the eagerness to play a game they've been waiting for for so long is what caused other Wii U owners to go out in their droves to buy it. Maybe it's just because it is a bigger deal for Wii U owners. And how much of that is from the pre-orders that have been on hold for the past 9-10 months?

  11. carnivine chaos Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 16:00

    I do wonder whether the eagerness to play a game they've been waiting for for so long is what caused other Wii U owners to go out in their droves to buy it. Maybe it's just because it is a bigger deal for Wii U owners. And how much of that is from the pre-orders that have been on hold for the past 9-10 months?


    For multi-platform games I'd usually go for 360 because of achievements (if there were no other differences), but for Rayman Legends, it was initially made for the WiiU, so even if there were no differences, to honour the creators intentions I would have gotten it for WiiU and so I did. Not to mention the Murfy levels I hear are much better done with the gamepad, so it should be.

  12. Fidu Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 18:22

    Gamespot called the Wii U version the worst one. Of course they were the ones who gave Skyward Sword a 7.5, so...


    Really? The Wii U version is hands down the best version. Murfy's AI is pretty basic in the other versions since all he can do is make a pre-determined move with the press of a button.

  13. Shinnos Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 19:53

    I'll probably buy this soon, looks incredible! Also, does anyone know what the cheapest price is? The best I could find was Ł32 on ShopTo. All the others seem to be about Ł34.

    I ordered it for Ł29.00 from Amazon on Friday, but just checked and it's back up to Ł34 now. Maybe worth checking back again because Amazon's prices seem to fluctuate quite a bit...

  14. TronFan97 Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 20:20

    I think this is because more people have been looking forward to Legends on Wii U for longer than people waiting for the other versions.

  15. MummifiedCoconut Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 20:29

    Gamespot called the Wii U version the worst one. Of course they were the ones who gave Skyward Sword a 7.5, so...

    They probably played the game with the controller upside down then. That Zelda review was hilarious since the twit played through the entire game completely wrong. :roll:

  16. ThePokekid78 Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 20:48

    Hate to be a bummer, but this probably won't last...remember Pikmin 3? That was right up there in the all-formats in its first week, but week two? Nowhere to be seen, and I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens here: everyone with a Wii U buys Rayman on Week 1, but because of the number of Wii U's sold, it'll drop right back down in the coming weeks.

    Put simply: yes, the Wii U version has outsold the PS360...for week 1, at least.

  17. liveswired Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 20:53

    It can't have sold that much then due to pretty average releases as of late.

    I'm sure most gamers are anxiously awaiting GTA V!

  18. RSE III Monday 2nd Sep 2013 at 23:23


    The Wii U version is hands down the best version.

    Since when does Nintendo get the best version of anything?

  19. bigterence Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 07:24

    Got this release day for my WiiU... .Am i reading it right that other consoles do Not have Gamepad play???.....This is the 21st Century.Unbelievable !!!!!

  20. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 08:48


    The Wii U version is hands down the best version.

    Since when does Nintendo get the best version of anything?


    If I remember correctly, the Gamecube versions of multiplatform Sonic games always ended up getting a slightly higher score. But I only remember that becayse of my invested interest in Sonic games, so I couldn't give you any other examples.

  21. RSE III Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 11:25

    Since when does Nintendo get the best version of anything?

    If I remember correctly, the Gamecube versions of multiplatform Sonic games always ended up getting a slightly higher score.

    I was actually making a joke, because generally Nintendo systems get the worst version of third party games.

  22. wghtmf Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 18:15

    Gamespot called the Wii U version the worst one. Of course they were the ones who gave Skyward Sword a 7.5, so...


    I looked on their Skyward Sword review, and on the description of the reviewer it said 'you can just call him the jerk who hates all the things you love and loves all the things you hate.' :roll:

  23. liveswired Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 20:15

    Gamespot called the Wii U version the worst one. Of course they were the ones who gave Skyward Sword a 7.5, so...


    I looked on their Skyward Sword review, and on the description of the reviewer it said 'you can just call him the jerk who hates all the things you love and loves all the things you hate.' :roll:

    I guess some things boil down to personal taste - I for instance did not like Skyward Sword despite being a MASSIVE Zelda fan.

    But yeah - I read alot of Rayman reviews and many seem to point to the gamepad features being too annoying unless you play co-op. Can't help but feel no online multiplayer was a big blow in some ways.

  24. liveswired Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 20:49

    Since when does Nintendo get the best version of anything?


    Definitely not the case with the SNES which in the majority of cases can lay claim to the superior versions and suprisingly the Gamecube could also hold it's head high with actually impressive 3rd party support. It often received games as good if not better than PS2 and sometimes Xbox versions - Timesplitters 2 and Burnout 2 are two of the more obvious examples - many 3rd parties also offered GBA link compatibility when it was being pushed too!

    The N64 perhaps had the worst ports of any Nintendo system due rubbish development tools that couldn't even take advantage of the hardware - Steve Ellis and David Doak from Rare stated they had to actually open up and solder parts of the Devkit together and the majority of better ports involved developers writing their own microcode from scratch as Nintendo's was so incredibly poor. Also non existent support, high cartridge cost, low available memory meant many 3rd party games were crammed into 8 megabytes for goodness sake. Now lets add incredibly strict deadlines and extortionate licensing fees and it's easy to see why it happened!!!

    When in the right hands n64 ports excelled way beyond the ps1 versions and almost certainly 2nd party games from Rare where like a generational leap beyond ps1 games. 3rd parties such as EA, Acclaim, Ubisoft, Midway and Factor 5 studios for example often took advantage of the n64s superior hardware with higher resolutions, more detailed graphics, more polygons and better animation than what the ps1 could muster - generally 640x400 with 480p an addition for Expansion pak gamers. But obviously due to extreme lack of memory meant that even the best ports featured less music, commentary and in general no FMV - which was one of the biggies of that generation!

    The Wii U is probably like the n64 in a lot of ways - more powerful than the competition (360, PS3) but trickier to get a hold of and utilise the power correctly.

    The big thing Nintendo gamers have always missed out in is Grand Theft Auto - to be honest it is a massive killer blow and Nintendo need to do something about this - even if that means helping to finance and develop a Wii U version.

    Getting back to my point I think the main 3rd party woes always seem to lead back to Nintendo;s doorstep!

  25. RSE III Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 23:30

    Since when does Nintendo get the best version of anything?


    Definitely not the case with the SNES which in the majority of cases can lay claim to the superior versions and suprisingly the Gamecube could also hold it's head high with actually impressive 3rd party support.

    I was making a joke. Doesn't anyone get it?

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