Montreuil based French gaming studio Ubisoft believes that the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will have a much larger install base than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 did. Gaming journal CVG’s Mike Jackson reported that Ubisoft believes that they will “sell double that of their predecessors during their respective launch periods.” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, stated the following in a press release:

“As the industry transitions to a new console cycle, past market trends and Ubisoft’s internal estimates indicate that within two years, the [next generation] consoles’ installed base could double that of the previous generation over a comparable period.” — Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. 
(Quote pulled from a Computer and Video Games report by Mike Jackson)

Gaming publication PSX Extreme‘s John Shepard reported that Yves Guillemot “believes that it will be a ‘pivotal moment for the video game industry,’ and [next generation] hardware sales could really surge.”

Yves Guillemot went on to say:

“This is a pivotal moment for the video game industry, and E3 [Electronic Entertainment Expo] is the opportunity for us to share our vision for the future. We have many incredible games in development, and we’re especially excited to share more on our [next generation] titles, which will deliver more connected, immersive, and interactive experiences to our fans.” — Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot
(Quote pulled from a Computer and Video Games report by Mike Jackson)

Ubisoft has been one of the biggest supporters of the Wii U since the console’s launch in November 2012, and it seems the creators of Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, and the Tom Clancy video games have high hopes for the rest of the 8th generation of consoles as well.

Do you think Ubisoft’s predictions are at all realistic?

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