Ubisoft brand manager Jan Sanghera has revealed the publisher is backing the 3DS strongly.
"It’s difficult to imagine a scenario where the 3DS isn’t bigger than the original,” Sanghera told MCV.
The publisher seems set to capitalise on its preferential third-party status with Nintendo.
“We’ve historically been a leader in games developed for new Nintendo platforms, and with eight games available during launch and more to come, we hope to maintain this position," the executive said.
"Nintendo is offering more than just something that appeals to the core game. ... We’d expect 3DS to compete strongly in the broader handheld category, offering a wide range of good reasons for consumers to purchase it. All of which is brilliant news for third party publishers," she concluded.