Xbox One games shock as Nintendo Switch looks to overtake with major partner

Xbox One games shock as Nintendo Switch looks to overtake with major partner

While Microsoft are bathing in the success of the Xbox One X’s hyped launched, there’s been some pretty impressive news for the Nintendo Switch games list.

Having been on the market for less than a year, the new hybrid device is managing to make a splash all over the place.

Not only does it have two of most well-received games of the year – Zelda Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey – it’s also winning big with certain third-party partners.

A new earnings reports from Ubisoft has confirmed the game sales from each platform, including PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

It isn’t surprising that the PlayStation platform remains the company’s most viable console market but things could be changing soon for second place.

According to Ubisoft, during the Q2 period of fiscal year, Xbox One sales made up 20% of total game revenue for Ubisoft during the period.

PS4 remained way out ahead with a 31%, however, the Nintendo Switch was where the surprise for many may lay.

Knocking PC into fourth place, the Switch console sales accounted for 19 percent of total game revenue for Ubisoft.

That’s just one percent difference between consoles that have had very different period of time on the market.

It should also be noted that Ubisoft also have a lot more games available on the Xbox One, when compared to the Nintendo Switch.

It was also confirmed by CEO Yves Guillemot that Ubisoft “will have some Switch games next year.”

It seems a lot of this Nintendo Switch success must stem from the positive reception of Ubisoft’s biggest launch on the device – Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

Ubisoft revealed that total sales during the second quarter were €264.2 million, while the first half of the fiscal year overall, there had been a 65.7% year-over-year increase to €466.2 million. 

This was put down to the success of several titles Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, being one of them. 

Ubisoft also believe that sales will continue at healthy pace on the Switch, due to the growth in sales of the new console.

Nintendo recently revealed that they have sold over 7 million Switch consoles and could see their new console surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales by the end of the fiscal year.

Published at Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:04:00 +0000

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