Ubisoft is another major publisher that has been blown away by the success and offerings of the Nintendo Switch console. It was the first to actively support the new hybrid platform, and has praised the system on multiple occasions.
It appears that the Wii U left a bad taste in the company’s mouth, but the Nintendo Switch has convinced Ubisoft to retrace its steps and give Nintendo another chance. Most recently, while addressing investors during its earnings call, CEO Yves Guillemot stated that Ubisoft is fully intent on becoming the leading third-party publisher on the console.
He acknowledged the success of the Nintendo Switch, and revealed that there are a lot of projects in the pipelines for the platform.
We will be delivering some great games for the Switch. The platform’s launch is going incredibly well and we believe the Switch has the potential to reach wide audience. As you know, Ubisoft has been the leading third-party publisher on Nintendo’s console over the past 10 years, and we intend to maintain that position. Again, our assumptions are reasonable and we can’t wait to tell you more.
With a new Assassin’s Creed installment on the horizon, there are rumors that it will also be released for the Switch. Ubisoft is not currently commenting on that but we will know for sure when the official unveiling happens soon. A port for the Switch is likely, considering that Ubisoft is aiming for release parity across all platforms.
According to NPD, which tracks sales for the specific region, the recently released hybrid console sold over 280,000 units last month. This is the second month in a row that the Nintendo Switch has dominated video game hardware sales in the United States. Nintendo Switch is not just dominating in terms of hardware. On the side of software, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the top-selling video game in the United States for the month of April. It reportedly sold more than 550,000 units, which is incredible when considering that the game only launched on the last weekend of the month.