“This is a relationship that will likely last two decades and I’m super excited about it.”
Nintendo’s Switch appears to be a rather appealing machine, and one that already has the interest of a whole lot of people. But when people actually get to see it in real life, they’ll be even more enamored by it, according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
Speaking in an earnings call, Huang talked up Nvidia’s partnership with Nintendo, pointing out that the Switch is an exceptional device, and that, owing to how Nintendo does business, Nvidia expects the partnership with Nintendo to last for a good while to come.
“I guess you could also say that Nintendo contributed a fair amount to that growth,” he said. “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.”
Honestly, that sounds encouraging- the way Nvidia are talking about this system, and given how proud they appear to be of it, gives me hope that the final unit will actually be reasonably powerful, and not underequipped for modern games, like the Wii and Wii U were.