Nintendo Switch made up 19% of Ubisoft’s game sales this quarter, slightly below Xbox One

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 10:15 GMT

Despite only having been released in March, the Nintendo Switch is already a top performer for Ubisoft.

In Ubisoft’s recent earnings report for the second quarter of FY 2018, the publisher revealed a sales breakdown by platform. During the quarter, Switch game sales made up 19% of the total revenue.

This puts it one percent behind Xbox One, which amounted for 20% of sales. PlayStation 4 remained the top performer, with 31%, and PC was lowest at just 15%. This 19% share is impressive for a couple of reasons.

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First, the Switch only came out in March, and the install base is still in its infancy. Second, and perhaps more telling, is that Ubisoft has made a lot more games for Xbox One than it has for the Switch. Part of this tremendous success no doubt has to do with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, which became a smash hit both critically and commercially.

In fact, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was noted as being one of the main growth driver that quarter. The game has also been the top-selling third-party title for the Switch since its release in August.

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