Sunday, May 20, 2012

Platforming Awesomeness! Rayman Origins Hours Report

Coffee Beans
     Rayman Origins released on November 15, 2011 in the U.S. on the Wii with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was a multi-console release, also releasing on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the same day; then on February 15th this year the game released on the PlayStation Vita. The game has also released on the PC in March, and next month on June 5th it will be releasing on the Nintendo 3DS.
     The game was developed by Ubisoft's Montpellier studio, and it received an ESRB rating of "Everyone 10+" with "Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Suggestive Themes" listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

     Just how many hours have Wii owners spent in the Glade of Dreams with Rayman and friends (and fiends) since November? Let's take a look!

The guy on the right, yea, missed one too many cups of coffee!
The Brew
     Rayman Origins has approximately 12,137 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel in the last 6 months, and the average play-time per day/session reported is 1 Hour 59 Minutes.
     The game's "professional" reviews score average is 91.27% based on 11 reviews on Its customer reviews score average is 97.00% based on 40 customer reviews, between the "Standard" and the "Standard with Amazon Exclusive Art Book" versions of the game.
     Rayman Origins originally released with a MSRP of $49.99 on the Wii as I stated above, but the game can now be found new on the Wii for less than $20, and less than $30 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I just started playing through Rayman Origins Friday night, and am enjoying my time with the game. I really like the soundtrack, and feel that the music fits the game's levels very well.
     The game has reminded me more of Donkey Kong Country Returns in terms of level design and camera positioning in levels, than New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but so far I have only made it through the first world in the game, so that impression could change by the time I finish it.
     If you have not seen anything from Rayman Origins, the first video below is of a "Time Attack", or speedrun, I tried in the game's second level, Geyser Blowout:

     The next video is one of the trailers Ubisoft released for the game in Europe:

     While I don't write reviews very often, that could change in the future, but if you are wondering what other gamers like yourselves thought of the game, you can check out SuperPhillip32's review of the game on his site HERE, and GamesAndBiz's (Matt S) review on one of his sites, HERE.

     Have any of you played and beaten Rayman Origins, and if so, how many hours did it take you to finish the game?
     Did you complete the game 100%, or just the main story and levels?

If you are interested in Rayman Origins, you can see a few of the versions linked below:


  1. Hey where's my review link? :P I scored the game 5/5!

    That was for the Vita version, though. I haven't played one of the TV console versions - I think I'd rather prefer the PS3 game though, simply because what I really loved about this game was the visual style and animation quality.

    For the same reason that, after the 3DS demo, I'm less than sold on that version compared to the Vita game.

    It's a bit of a pity the game itself didn't sell so well.

  2. LOL! When I was thinking of the "Coffee's Connection" sites that might have reviewed it, your's crossed my mind and this is literally what the thought was:
    "Hmmm, Rayman Origins review? Nah, it's not a DD title."

    It's being updated! :)

  3. Hahaha, I was just kidding, but thanks for the link :)

    On a related note I am so excited that Nintendo is finally going to do full retail release downloads: They were pretty much the only major publisher left that we couldn't really cover. Now we can :D

  4. I plan on playing Rayman Origins when it releases June 5th on the 3DS. A nice new game to play will be good for me since I might still be in a state of shock from the announcements made Nintendo's E3 press conference.

  5. Here was my review:

    It also received a lot of awards (including Best Graphics) at my end of the year award show.

  6. Canadian data
    12,199 hours 6,551 times Per Person: 11 hrs 18 min 6.07 times

    That works out to around 1,079 Canadian Wii owners reporting data or 8.9% of the US total.

  7. Haha, I just hope Nintendo is prepared for E3...not sure what they'll be showing off, but I am suspicious of something new along with the Wii U.

  8. Haha, your link was already in the post.

  9. Sweet! Thanks for sharing the Canadian data. I have switched my Wii over to different regions a few times in the past, just to check the hours reported on games.
    Isn't Canada's reported times though split up in the provinces, or did Nintendo change that and make it for all of Canada now?

  10. I believe it is all of Canada. I live out west and we're not the largest province by population. So if it it only represents Western Canada, then all of Canada's data would be something like 30-40% of the US total, which I find unlikely.

    loading up US sales by 10% is a common rule of thumb to find total US/Canada sales, and as my numbers are in that range, I assume it is for all of Canada.

    P.S. I'll gladly provide you with Canadian data in the future :)

  11. I don't have time to read your posts. I am a busy man!

    (Actually I skipped over that part in my adulation to post my review!)

  12. After checking out the 3DS demo I'm interested in looking at the Wii version. I can't believe it's so cheap already.

    The 3DS demo was very fun and charming, but I'm going to wait until the retail version is really out to make a decision. The sound was very low quality and I'm hoping it was just compression for the demo. I'm also not sure how the controls compare to the console versions.

  13. I played some more last night, and am REALLY enjoying the soundtrack in the game. I seriously can leave it sitting in a few levels just listening to the music.

    Wii version has 4 player co-op, so perhaps once you get the Wii out of storage, that would be the better buy if you already have multiple Wii controllers? I guess it also depends if you plan on attempting the co-op though, or just playing it by yourself.

  14. That's awesome, makes me want to grab it up now. I have 4 Wii motes, but may have to wait until the kids get older for some co-op.

    Per GoNintendo the 3DS version may be delayed as some retailers have updated their store pages. Maybe this means ubisoft is trying to fix it. :) It's a shame that it seems like a lazy port as the game seems cool.

    Glad I got the demo though as I basically ignored the console release thinking it was one of those Rabbids games.

  15. I'll throw in my two cents with my own review. :)

    It thrills me to see Rayman Legends now, after having played what really is an amazing game.


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