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Ubisoft expecting big Switch sales during the holidays, Mario + Rabbids and Just Dance 2018 doing very well

Posted on November 12, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

As we know, Ubisoft announced its latest financial results this past week. We have more information from the call that was held after the initial report was posted.

Early on in the call, Ubisoft said that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle outperformed its own forecasts. The game is also once again confirmed to be the best-selling third-party title on Switch.

It was also pointed out that the growing / successful install base on Switch should have many benefits for Ubisoft. As a result, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is expected to have a longer than usual sales curve.

The call also had more interesting sales tidbits about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Just Dance 2018. Regarding Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the attach rate with Switch varies between 10 and 20 percent depending on the number of consoles that are out there, but Ubisoft’s expectation is to take a big percentage of sales for the machine, so they expect a big boost during the holidays. Just Dance 2018 is also doing very well thus far as the game is #1 there and is the biggest format.

Finally, we have the full comment from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in reference to him saying that the company is “very happy” with sales on Switch. When asked if the console’s success has shaped Ubisoft’s view with how much it will invest in the system, Guillemot replied:

“We are very happy with the sales. We feel that the machine is going to be selling in big volumes during Christmas, so we expect to continue to invest on the machine and we expect big sales of Just Dance 18 at the end of the year also, and for sure Mario and Rayman.”

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  • Dani Patac

    I LOVE MARIO AND RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE!
    WE NEED MORE CRAZY CROSSOVERS LIKE THIS.

    • MusubiKazesaru

      Pokemon Conquest on the DS was a pretty good one we had in the past.

  • Aline Piroutek

    Any News about the Spaceship game?

    • Luke WalkingMoonTree

      I think it was slated for late 2018 so it’s in the works…

  • Stuart

    “Regarding Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the attach rate with Switch varies between 10 and 20 percent depending on the number of consoles that are out there”

    So does that means the sales should be somewhere around 700k – 1.4 million? I kinda wish Ubisoft had a holiday game other than Just Dance and Uno tho.

    • Jacob Groves

      I agree with you but next year will be big answer to us that many third-party onboard thanks to this year with first year Switch launch, successful Switch system sales and third-party games sale as well exclusives. 🙂

    • Mando44646

      Monopoly 🙂

  • Jacob Groves

    It is awesome game. 🙂 🙂

  • Tjnswitch

    it all just makes you wanna go “Switch Switch Bich”

  • Mando44646

    Screw Just Dance. Where is my Assassins Creed and Far Cry?

    • CilverKid520_Youtube_Twitch

      Exactly!

  • Bart

    Best-selling title on Switch… From Ubisoft, right?

    • GoldenTriforce

      Are you referring to this “as the game is #1 there “? If so, that just means that Switch is the #1 platform for Just Dance 2018.

      • Bart

        No, referring to the second paragraph.

        “Early on in the call, Ubisoft said that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle outperformed its own forecasts. The game is also once again confirmed to be the best-selling title on Switch.”

        I just assume they mean best selling Ubisoft game, or has this really outsold BotW and SMO?

        • masterjedi

          Nah, it’s Ubisoft’s best selling game on Switch. It’s also the best selling 3rd party game on Switch so far.

        • GoldenTriforce

          Oh yeah sorry missed that. They mean 3rd party, and even then I wonder if they are accounting for Japan.

  • masterjedi

    This game is really good and I recommend people give it a shot. Back in the day I played a game called Final Fantasy Tactics that really grabbed me. This game is the same style game and I thought it was very well done. Its really fun and surprisingly hard. I’m glad its doing well and I hope Ubisoft realizes that just getting a game out there isn’t enough, it needs to be of high quality.

  • Tlink7

    We’re all expecting great things at this point~

  • cloud36426

    Because Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a great game! That’s why it is doing good! If devs would create games on this level all the time they would all have great sales.