Ubisoft: Nintendo Switch “will probably have a similar impact” to the Wii

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In the past Ubisoft has already spoken about positive words against Nintendo Switch on several occasions. The last certificates of respect comes from Xavier Poix, managing director of French studios (Annecy, Montpellier and Paris), according to which Switch could have an impact similar to that of the Wii.

In recent days, the French company has confirmed its support to the new console of the Big N with the conversions of Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends and Steep Definitive Edition, which will be followed by further projects.

“More than just upcoming Switch titles, these three games have something else in common,” writes Poix on the Ubisoft’s blog. “The Wii attracted a very large audience – including kids and families – because it offered, on one hand, the motion controls, allowing for intuitive interactions with the console and on the other hand games with a strong social component.”

“These aspects gave us the opportunity to develop Rabbids and Just Dance, for example. The Switch will probably have a similar impact, thanks to the mobility offered by the console. You don’t have to have a home console and a mobile console anymore; there’s one console, which is mobile, that you can bring anywhere.”

Nintendo Switch will be available from March 3 at a price of $299.99 USD.

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  • I am in the camp of “Wait and see what happens in a few months before I buy the Switch”.

    That said, I also have to hand it to Nintendo on something… they tried to have a little bit of all their consoles in the Switch. Portability is there, motion controls are there, a great set of controllers is there and the games seem to be there.

    I want to wait and see what will happen though… For one, Zelda is just not a system seller for me and the rest of the launch line up doesn’t make me salivate. Two, it lacks Netflix/Youtube so I would not even be able to use it for that while I waited for more titles to come out. And three, I want to see where it goes in terms of games before investing in it – Nintendo titles are great but I want to see 3rd party buy in before I spend the money (Otherwise I can just wait for a year and buy it for $100 on ebay…).

    All of that says to me “Wait and see” rather than “Buy now”/

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