NVIDIA CEO says people will be “amazed” by Switch, sees relationship with Nintendo lasting two decades
Posted on November 11, 2016 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch
During NVIDIA’s latest financial call, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang fielded a question about the company’s growth in gaming revenue. Revenue in this area saw a 60 percent jump and rose by $576 million over the last quarter.
The question prompted Huang to share some interesting comments about Switch and NVIDIA’s overall relationship with Nintendo. If his opinion, he believes the two sides could work together for two decades.
Here are Huang’s comments in full:
“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.”
Switch will be incorporating a custom Tegra processor from NVIDIA. Previously, it was said that “development encompassed 500 man-years of effort across every facet of creating a new gaming platform: algorithms, computer architecture, system design, system software, APIs, game engines and peripherals.”