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Xbox boss Phil Spencer says Nintendo is “masterful”, has “strongest first party pedigree”

Posted on August 13, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

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Usually when Xbox boss Phil Spencer is asked about Nintendo, the executive only has positive things to say. Spencer again had high praise while speaking about the company during the Animal Talking show, which is hosted by Hollywood screenwriter and former games journalist Gary Whitta.

Spencer said:

…the pure thing about what Nintendo does, is they think about games, and they think about their hardware and their platform all as one thing, and build those experiences – and I know the teams there pretty well – and I think it’s magical the way they’re able to create a complete Nintendo experience on their devices, and this experience I’m looking at right here, in my hands, on my Switch, is Animal Crossing. From the Switch running it to the game itself to the way you go to other peoples islands…

In entertainment business, you know, most things don’t turn out to be huge successes so there always has to be some amount of surprise, but Nintendo is just masterful at what they do, and I’ve said it before, I think they have the strongest first party pedigree out there and strength, and they’re a jewel for us in the games industry and something we should protect.

Spencer has been a fan of Switch since the console’s reveal. He has praised the system on numerous occasions, and has said that “Nintendo is just a great gaming company that learns, refines, stays at it, and has a great first-party to support that.”


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