Ubisoft "Very Happy" with Sales on Nintendo Switch; Will Invest More in Games for the Console

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot waxes poetic on the Nintendo Switch, also revealing that its version of Just Dance 17 was the best selling for the game.

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strayanalog371d ago

I can only hope this yields more pleasant surprises, like Kingdom Battle.

_-EDMIX-_371d ago

Trust. They are very pleased with that set up. They spent generations trying to sell IP on Nintendo systems and its clear simply using a Nintendo IP makes more sense. I had a feeling this would be really great for them, no more trial and error I hope from them.

I see them doing more Nintendo properties, I'd like to see them do another Mario RPG, but more like traditional turned based ala Paper Mario or Mario RPG. I wonder if you'll see the likes of EA or Activision making Switch games that use Nintendo properties.

strayanalog370d ago

You bring up some valid points on EA and Activision. It seems just about anything could happen with the Switch right now.
And with your Mario RPG comment, Edmix, we ‎just became friends. I'm sorry for your gain.‎

wonderfulmonkeyman370d ago

I'm not expecting many ports from Ubi, so AC Origins is out of my consideration [and would be a HUGE SHOCK if it actually did happen down the road], but I think they might be able to work some decent magic in terms of IP collaborations with Nintendo.

darthv72371d ago

I would like to see a new zombie game.

_-EDMIX-_371d ago

After Zombie U, that seems unlikely. What is working for them, is clearly using Nintendo characters to sell content to Nintendo fans. I'd like to see them continue that focus.

Heck if anything, they can do some sort of Luigi's mansion with zombies and Luigi fights them with a vacuum or something lol They have a wealth of options considering Nintendo's IPs.

Concertoine371d ago (Edited 371d ago )

Zombi U was actually one of the few third party games to break 1 million copies on Wii U. The sales were really as good as it gets for that platform tbh.

I know Ubisoft didnt make money on it - but if they can figure out how to build on that foundation (which was a solid one for a sequel) then they could have a nice niche horror series on Nintendo platforms.

_-EDMIX-_371d ago

@Concertoine- I didn't know that. Maybe a sequel really is in the works then.

I do't know if it will only be on Nintendo platforms though considering it did come to other systems after. With Switch not having a second screen, we might see it come to Switch, PS4 and XONE day and date.

roadkillers371d ago

Why do they have to be soo dark, I hate when I can't see what I am doing.

eagle21371d ago

Well they were clever and delivered a good game with critical acclaim (85 on metacritic). Keep up the cleverness. I say continue with the Nintendo IP's. Develop a game for a sure to sell IP like Diddy Kong Racing.

_-EDMIX-_371d ago

Exactly how I see it. Right now, the first Switch game I see myself buying is that Ubisoft Mario RPG and Animal Crossing, or SMTV if its out at that time.

Bobafret371d ago

Great news, I will be picking up a Switch on black friday.

_-EDMIX-_371d ago

I might. I'm on the fence as I really only want to play 1 game which is that Mario RPG game.

I might also get a PSVR if I can get it for like $199 and even that is a maybe, I mean I already own RE7 and RIGS was free on PSN.

DARK_FOX371d ago (Edited 371d ago )

You don't want to play Zelda Breath Of The Wild, Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pokken Tournament, Arms, Fire Emblem Warriors, or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Then we also have coming out Metroid Prime 4, Shin Megami Tensei, No More Heores, Pokemon RPG, new Yoshi game, New Kirby game!!!!!!!! SO MANY!!!!

_-EDMIX-_371d ago

@Dark- I already played BOTW on Wii U

I'll likely play Kirby and that new Yoshi game. The rest....not really. Not every gamer who looks to buy a Nintendo system buys all those games, consider its why they are not all selling the exact amount of units sold of the system ie 100% attach rate. Also consider many of what I want isn't even out yet, Animal Crossing hasn't been confirmed and no release date yet for SMTV as that likely is not coming this fall, so for is only 1 game this fall.

...for me its 1 game this fall. "I might. I'm on the fence" Soooooo yea. If all Switch owners really cared about those game that much, ALL Nintendo published games would be moving bigger units, its clear we ALL don't think that as the sales sorta show that.

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