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Wii U version of Rayman Legends outperforms rivals

Rayman Legends may have dropped its Wii U exclusivity, but Ubisoft’s title has still been a success for Nintendo’s machine.

The Wii U SKU accounted for 45 per cent of the UK’s total week one sales of the game. It was also released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with a Vita version to follow later this month.

It also outperformed the week one sales of its predecessor, Rayman Origins, by 20 per cent.

Rayman Legends was initially supposed to be a launch game for Nintendo’s machine, but a little over a month before its scheduled launch it was delayed until 2013.

However, just three weeks before its rescheduled February 28th release Ubisoft revealed not only that the game was no longer a Wii U exclusive, but also that the Wii U version would not be released until much later in the year alongside the other SKUs.

Ubisoft subsequently insisted that the game remained a Wii U system seller despite going multi-format.

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