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Earlier today, Ubisoft shared its latest financial results. In doing so, the company declared itself as the leading third-party publisher on Switch. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is currently the top-selling title on the platform for third-party releases.

Ubisoft spoke further about Switch during its financial call. CEO Yves Guillemot stated:

Following up on the comments Ubisoft made about Switch during its financial call yesterday, we now have the full statements made by CEO Yves Guillemot and CFO Alain Martinez.

The first remarks are from Guillemot. Speaking about Switch generally during during Ubisoft’s opening, he said:

“… And on top of this, as we have said for quite some time now, 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.”

Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez later tackled a question during the Q&A portion of the call. He shared the following about the system:

“… we have new guidance on the Switch. We have one new game not announced and we have also Just Dance that is coming on the machines plus one or two others.”


After becoming Ubisoft’s most-preordered new IP ever, CFO of the company Alain Martinez has said that he believes the game has the chance to be the start of a major new series, like Assassin’s Creed or Far Cry:

“Very clearly, the priority today is to release the game, and make it a success. Of course we believe it has the power and the potential to become a longstanding brand for Ubisoft, [but] at this stage we don’t have any announcements to make to say whether it’s going to be one, two, or three years. I think at first we have to care about making it a success.”

Ubisoft Earnings Call via Gamespot