NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has commented on the Nintendo Switch, of which his company produces the processor.
During the third-quarter earnings call by the company, Huang was asked about the increasing revenue in the company’s gaming division, and he replied:
“I guess you could also say that Nintendo contributed a fair amount to that growth, and over the next – as you know, the Nintendo architecture and the company tends to stick with an architecture for a very long time. And so we’ve worked with them now for almost two years.
Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this incredible game console. I really believe when everybody sees it and enjoy it, they’re going be amazed by it. It’s really like nothing they’ve ever played with before.
And of course, the brand, their franchise and their game content is incredible. And so I think this is a relationship that will likely last two decades and I’m super excited about it.”
A lot of people have been skeptical on the Switch. Just today I talked to a gamer friend of mine, and he said that it is a gimmick and that Nintendo is all gimmicks now. I want to believe that Nintendo will do something great with this, but to a degree, I have to agree with my friend.
While such a statement from a CEO of NVIDIA is nice, he’s trying to sell consoles too, so it’s slightly biased to say the least.
The Nintendo Switch will be released in March 2017.