Ubisoft: Nintendo Switch Represents “True Innovation”


Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has hailed Nintendo Switch as “a true innovation,” praising the opportunity that it will provide players in being able to take their home console experience on the go.

“The March quarter will also see the release of the Nintendo Switch. As we have already said, we think the platform is great. For the first time ever, players will be able to continue their home console experience on the go while travelling or commuting. That is a true innovation,” Guillemot enthused in Ubisoft’s first-half 2016-17 earnings conference call.

Ubisoft is optimistic that the home gaming system can succeed, looking to how well the Nintendo 3DS has performed despite an increasingly dominant threat from mobile games.

He continued: “Second, most importantly, despite the huge competition from mobile gaming, Nintendo managed to sell more than 55 million 3DS since its launch. The Switch will benefit from this extreme demand for Nintendo games on a dedicated handheld platform. If its potential is reached, then Ubisoft, as the leading third-party publisher on Nintendo consoles over the past ten years, will benefit disproportionately from that.”

Nintendo Switch will release worldwide in March 2017.

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