Japan - Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition first day sell-through in Japan

Did you know that the Rayman franchise isn't very popular in Japan? I honestly had no idea until right now, but apparently that's the case. Sadly, not even Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition on Switch could change that fact. The first day sell-through for the Switch title was just 10% of the initial shipment. While that may seem shockingly low, that figure is in-line with the series' sales in Japan.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition launching in Japan on Feb. 22nd, 2018

Ubisoft has taken their sweet time with it, but Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is indeed seeing release in Japan. The title is out on Feb. 22nd, 2018 and is priced at ยฅ5,184.

Ubisoft talks Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sales success, future Switch support, and more

The following information comes from Ubisoft's recent earnings call

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

- outperformed its own forecasts
- again confirmed to be the best-selling third party title on Switch
- expected to have a longer than usual sales curve due to great Switch sales and momentum
- attach rate with Switch varies between 10 and 20 percent depending on the number of consoles that are out there
- Ubisoft expects this to get a big boost during the holidays

Just Dance 2018

- Switch version is the top-selling version

Switch comments in general from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot

โ€œWe are very happy with the sales. We feel that the machine is going to be selling in big volumes during Christmas, so we expect to continue to invest on the machine and we expect big sales of Just Dance 18 at the end of the year also, and for sure Mario and Rayman.โ€

Switch responsible for 19% of Ubisoft's Q2 revenue, thanks to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle & more

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was a hit with gamers and critics alike, which means it was a hit for Ubisoft as well. The game generated 19% of Ubisoft's Q2 results. There were certainly other games on the Switch from Ubisoft in Q2, but it was Mario and Rabbids who did the heavy lifting.

Ubisoft details Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition's most recent patch

As you might be aware, there have been some recent performance issues on the Switch.The team have been working hard to resolve the issues and will be making an update in the near future to combat them.

We will have more information about the update and when it will happen very soon, where this topic will be updated to keep you all informed.

Patch Notes:

We appreciate your patience concerning performance issues that some of you may have encountered while playing Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch. This latest patch, available for download now, reduces loading times between levels and fixes frame rate-related issues as well.

You should now be gliding much more smoothly through the Glade of Dreams!

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition - Halloween trailer and update available

Celebrate Halloween with some more gameplay from Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch!

There's also an update available for Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, but we have no idea what the update does. If patch notes come through, we'll be sure to share.

Michel Ancel shows interest in creating Rayman 4

The Instagram post above comes from Michel Ancel himself, and he seems interested in creating a 4th installment in the Rayman franchise. There was the original Rayman, Rayman 2, and Rayman 3, and then a bunch of spinoffs and stand-alone games. Cool to know he has interest in continuing the proper franchise.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition heading to Japan - trailer

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is heading to Japan, but Ubisoft seems confused as to when. The video itself says Spring 2018, while the YouTube page says Fall 2017. Oh, Ubisoft...