Ubisoft CEO: Switch is “a true innovation”
Ubisoft has been praising Switch for several months, and that continued during the company’s financial conference call today. Speaking about the platform in general terms, CEO Yves Guillemot said it’s “great” and “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 later talked about how Switch has the capability of benefiting from the demand for Nintendo games on a dedicated handheld platform – as was the case with 3DS.
According to Guillemot:
“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.”