Nvidia says the Switch is nothing like what anyone has played before

Jen-Hsun Huang talks up the potential of the new console

Nvidia says the Switch is nothing like what anyone has played before

Nintendo's upcoming Switch console is the product of "several hundred engineering years" according to Nvidia co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang.

The statement was made during a call to investors for Nvidia's Q3 2017 financial results as transcribed by Seeking Alpha.

The Switch is powered by Nvidia's Tegra processor that has been customised for the console.

Cross-platform capabilities

"I really believe when everybody sees it and enjoy it, they're going be amazed by it," said Huang during the call.

"It's really like nothing they've ever played with before. And of course, the brand, their franchise and their game content is incredible."

Huang also touched on the problem of multi-platform titles. He claimed that the Switch is built on similar architecture to other consoles, and therefore won't heavily impact development time.

"Game developers can target a much larger installed base with one common code base and, as a result, they can increase the production quality, production value of the games," he said.


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