During Ubisoft’s financial conference call related to the quarter ended on September 30th, CEO Yves Guillemot talked about the upcoming Nintendo Switch, expressing optimism on the console and defining its ability to extend home console on the go as a “true innovation.”
“The March quarter will also see the release of the Nintendo Switch. As we already said, we think the platform is great. For the first time ever, players will continue their home console experience on the go while traveling or commuting. That is a true innovation.”
Guillemot also mentioned that the Switch will benefit from the demand for Nintendo games on a dedicated handheld platform, as shown by the strong sales of the 3DS.
“Second, most importantly, despite the huge competition from mobile gaming, Nintendo managed to sell more than 55 million 3DS since launch. The Switch will benefit from this strong demand for Nintendo games on a dedicated handheld platform.
If potential is reached, then Ubisoft, as the leading third party publisher on Nintendo consoles over the past ten years, will benefit disproportionately.”