When Rayman Origins failed to even break into the UK software top-forty following its launch in November last year, many suspected the worst for the gorgeous Michel Ancel developed platformer. But contrary to perception, the title has actually been profitable for publisher Ubisoft, and it believes that it will continue to sell for some time yet.

Ubisoft’s chief financial officer, Alain Martinez, said during an investor meeting yesterday:

We believe Rayman: Origins, which is rated 89 percent on Metacritic with enthusiast reviews and is already profitable, has the capacity to become a long-term seller for the company.

Rayman Origins will get a new lease of life next week, when it releases as a launch title for the PlayStation Vita.

[via joystiq.com]