Vita boost for Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins continues to go from strength to strength, thanks to its PlayStation Vita outing.

The game was a flagship entry in Ubisoft’s launch line-up on Sony’s newly-launched handheld, and has become one of the platform’s most successful games.

The launch of a console is a good way to spotlight how innovative our industry is and showcase the quality of our games,” Ubisoft’s UK brand manager Ombeline Wallon told MCV.

The Vita version of Rayman Origins was very well received – in fact it was the best rated Vita game on Metacritic at launch – and we expect this will show in the sales results in the next few weeks.”

Sales already look promising for the new handheld version. Rayman was the fourth highest-selling Vita game during launch week – and the third highest in the All Formats Top 40 thanks to continued strong sales of the console SKUs. And that’s despite the fact that the title was not stocked on Vita by GAME.

The title was critically acclaimed when it arrived on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in November, and was one of the surprise hits of Christmas thanks to price promotions and its unique art style.

And Ubisoft says there is more to come. Rayman Origins will arrive on 3DS on March 16th, with a PC SKU to follow on March 30th.

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