In a pleasantly surprising turn of events, it seems that a multi-platform game is doing the best on the Wii U, at least in the United Kingdom. Rayman Legends is the critically acclaimed sequel to the critically acclaimed Rayman Origins, which saw release on Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Both games have garnered praise from gamers and critics alike, and Legends seems to be a title with some weight behind it, especially since it went multi-platform.

Originally a Wii U exclusive, the game has been released on Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in the United Kingdom (the PlayStation Vita version doesn’t release until September 12th), but, out of all of these platforms and their high install bases, aside from the Wii U, the Wii U version is still outselling the other versions of the game. Currently the Wii U version of the game is at the 14th position on the individual format sales chart and, while that may seem unimpressive, the game’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts are locked in at spots 18 and 20, respectively, showing that the Wii U version does have a definitive edge on the others.

It may have angered some consumers when the game was changed into a multi-platform, but it seems that the Wii U is still benefiting from the original concept of it being exclusive. The game was announced as an exclusive and advertised as such for awhile, and this seems to have positively impacted the sales on the Wii U, something that many Nintendo fans will be pleased about. We’ll have to wait and see if the pattern follows suit in North America, as the game does not release until tomorrow.

Are you excited for this game? Or are you already playing it? Leave excitement or impressions in the comments!

Source: Chart-Track UK

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Noah Cherry
My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.


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