Ubisoft Pledges to Continue Supporting Nintendo Switch; “Very Pleased” by Mario + Rabbids
Spurred by the positive performance of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ubisoft is ready to continue supporting the Nintendo Switch.
During Ubisoft’s quarterly investor conference call, Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot and Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez talked about the publisher’s outlook on the Nintendo Switch.
Martinez mentioned during the prepared remarks that Ubisoft is “very pleased” by the performance of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which was the best-selling third-party game on the Switch in 2017, also adding that the success of its release in Japan confirms this trend. Thanks to the Switch’s “strong momentum” the game should benefit from long-lasting sales, and Ubisoft is the “clear third-party leader” on Switch, and they intend to continue to build on the “great ten-year-plus relationship with Nintendo.”
Later in the Q&A Guillemot confirmed that the relationship with Nintendo “continues to grow,” and the publisher is “very happy” with what was achieved with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Just Dance was also a big seller on the Switch. He added that in the future they’re “going to do more things,” but can’t provide further details for now.
Recently, we learned that Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle sold 114,059 copies in Japan, after debuting in first place, and staying in the top-five for a few weeks.
If you want to read more about Ubisoft’s performance in the quarter between September and December 2017, you can read our dedicated article.