The Switch – Nintendo’s upcoming console, meant to marry the portable and home experiences – will blow people away, according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
“It’s very Nintendo,” Huang said about the system during CES. “That entire experience is going to be very Nintendo. The beauty of that company, the craft of that company, the philosophy of that company – they’re myopically, singularly focused on making sure that the gaming experience is amazing, surprising, and safe for your people, for children.”
"Their dedication to their craft, that singular dedication, is quite admirable,” Huang continued. “When you guys all see Switch, I believe people are going to be blown away, quite frankly. It's really delightful."
The Switch will run on Nvidia’s Tegra chip, with an ARM-like instruction-set that’s used on most modern smartphones and tablets. Reports have also said that it will run on Nvidia’s older Maxwell GPU technology, and not the newer Pascal architecture. Hardware specs for the Nintendo Switch haven’t been fully released yet.
Nintendo is hosting a briefing this week live from Tokyo, on January 13, 5PM NZT. You can tune in here.