PlayStation exec says “never underestimate Nintendo”, “all of us are better for their efforts”
SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden delivered a speech at DICE 2019 today. At one point during the discussion, he had quite a bit of praise for Switch and Nintendo as a whole.
Layden said that Switch was “a massive risk”, but it paid off in the end. He also said that we should “never underestimate Nintendo” before adding, “All of us are better for their efforts.”
Layden’s full words:
“The best-selling console of 2018 in the U.S. was… The Nintendo Switch. Nintendo took a massive risk when they brought this to the market. People thought Nintendo might one day be out of the hardware business. People would say things like ‘kids play games on mobile phones and tablets, dedicated portable gaming is dead and gone.’ But as I’ve said before: never underestimate Nintendo… All of us are better for their efforts.”