Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Praises Nintendo's Innovative Idea for Switch

During a recent interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has once again praised Nintendo's philosophy and their latest platform Switch. Talking to Gamasutra, specifically about the upcoming Project Scorpio, Spencer touched points like Nintendo's mobile take and what they did in the recent past with Wii and Wii U's second screen.

Phil Spencer Praises Nintendo Switch

Phil Spencer said:

Nintendo, I thought, did a cool thing with picking mobile. They kind of said okay, Switch is going to be a console that you can take with you. That’s an interesting idea. Nintendo always does cool things, right. They did the second screen with Wii U, they obviously did the Wii and motion gaming in the room. I love that innovation

Having innovation that really brings third-parties along is critical to us, I think; Nintendo tends to have great success in their first-party on their platforms and then third-parties usually come in a little bit later, usually because Nintendo creates things that are less like other things. Which is, you know, kudos to them. I think it’s a fantastic part of the industry.

Project Scorpio is releasing later this year, and is focusing on pure calculation power -- something at the exact opposite of Nintendo Switch's strategy for gaming, which is based on technical innovation and gameplay mechanics.

Recently It got confirmed that  Project Scorpio supports FreeSync 2 for HDMI 2.1. Hopefully both the concepts can prove successful in the next couple of years.


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