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.
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 ¥5,184.
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
“We 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.”
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.
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!
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.
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 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...