When Civilization VI was first confirmed for Nintendo Switch last September, turn-based strategy fans were instantly excited at the prospect of taking the series on the go. As it turns out, it would appear that the game has performed very nicely indeed as a result.
The game launched on the platform in November to high praise - we said that it's a "brilliant introduction" to the series on Switch and just as addictive as ever in our review - sitting proudly amongst the very best third-party recommendations for the console. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, publisher Take-Two Interactive has revealed that the Switch version "significantly exceeded expectations" in terms of sales.
The company actually published four games to Switch in the final four months of 2018 - Civilization VI, NBA 2K19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, and Carnival Games. CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has said that Take-Two is excited about continuing this support for the console going forward.
"We felt good about the platform and we put the titles on Switch that we felt were going to perform well. We are excited about continuing to support the Switch for the right kind of properties."
The unprecedented success of Civilization VI, as well as that of last year's mega-hit Red Dead Redemption 2, has seen Take-Two raise its revenue expectations for the current financial year from the $2.55 to $2.65 billion range to between $2.66 and $2.71 billion.
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