In a recent interview, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke positively about the upcoming Nintendo Switch, singing its praises and claiming it will blow people away.
Not a lot is known about the Switch, outside of what Nintendo has publicly shown; and the numerous rumors and alleged leaks, of course. While details on the console are scheduled to be released at this week’s Nintendo briefing, some of those who have observed it first-hand are claiming to be impressed. Take, for instance, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang who seems particularly pleased with what he’s seen of the console and openly expressed those views at CES recently.
That entire experience is going to be very Nintendo. The beauty of that company, the craft of that company, the philosophy of that company–they’re myopically, singularly focused on making sure that the gaming experience is amazing, surprising, and safe for young people, for children.
Their dedication to their craft, that singular dedication, is quite admirable. When you guys all see Switch, I believe people are going to be blown away, quite frankly. It’s really delightful.
This echoes praise Huang heaped on the Switch two months ago when the console was freshly revealed. It was previously announced that Nvidia makes the Tegra CPU that powers the Switch, which might be influencing these comments a touch.
Though, Huang isn’t alone in his optimistic view of the console. Epic Games territory manager Takayuko Kawasaki has confirmed a large number of games for the Switch will be developed with Unreal Engine 4, and he expects the console to help reinvigorate the Japanese games industry.
GameStop CEO Paul Raines believes the Switch could be a game-changer, and Ubisoft already has plans for a wide variety of support for the console. Additionally, the Switch will have full third party support, which should open the doors for a lot of fresh titles that Nintendo’s last console didn’t have access to.
While there are still a few companies with a wait-and-see attitude, there has been a lot of positive support coming from all corners of the industry. Whether the Switch becomes the success others have claimed it will be has yet to be seen, but the Nintendo events scheduled this week could shed a lot of light on the potential of the console.
The first event is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 and will focus on new details for the Switch that Nintendo has been tight-lipped about since the console’s reveal. The following presentation, scheduled just a day after on January 13, will be a Nintendo Treehouse event that will spotlight upcoming games for the console.