In case you haven’t heard the news yet, all that free advertising Nintendo gave to Rayman Legends turned out to be absolutely worthless on Nintendo’s part: Rayman Legends is no longer a WiiU exclusive and it’s being put multiplatform, and as such it making gaming journalists, analysts and haters hard in the pants. The reasons given are batshit stupid but what is even more insane is the fact that the game, which is pretty much finished, has been delayed by six months and is now forced to compete with Grand Theft Auto V.
The 3DS shit is happening all over again, and unlike that time which was partially Nintendo’s fault, this is all the third parties fault. Can I say I’m surprised? No, because you and I both were expecting this shit to happen. While Mr. UbiSoft PR Director said this was “for the fans who wanted it on PS3 and 360,” this guy should’ve pulled his head out of his ass and wondered to himself Why was Rayman Origins a flop in the first place. The Wii audience stopped caring for UbiSoft’s shit after making excuse after excuse (blaming the failure of Red Steel 2 on them as well didn’t help matters), the PS3/360 audience actively ignores new original content if it isn’t a “mature” realistic adventure (Dark Souls only sold 400k copies combined, what other evidence do you want?). The PS Vita port flopped because nobody wanted a PS Vita. The 3DS version was probably a flop as well because Ubi delayed it BY A YEAR from 2011 to 2012 Christmas.
And because of this, Rayman Legends is also going to flop. Nintendo and WiiU were giving this game a chance, but UbiSoft just shat all over it and them. PS3/360 fans re feigning interest because a WiiU exclusive is coming to them but they are not going to buy it, WiiU owners like myself are pissed that Nintendo is once again getting a shaft for no reason other then “Well… we don’t wanna,” and I hope Nintendo gets massively pissed at Ubi; they were going to publish it in Japan for Ubi, FREE PUBLISHING, and now its not going to happen.
Of course, the blame is being put on WiiU. Why? Because it’s a Nintendo system and Nintendo consoles suck and they deserve a flop in their history because blah blah blah. Nintendo actually launched a consoles with games I wanted (hell, they always did); PS3 took two years to get relevant and for me to give a shit about the system, but I fucked myself over with that purchase because PS2 backwards compatibility was gone. Three million units in three months is impressive for a console that just launched, and the developers who care will reap the benefits. Too bad Ubi’s PR department didn’t get that memo.