Yesterday morning, Nintendo finally ended the suspense (well, some of it, that is) by officially unveiling Nintendo Switch. The upcoming console is a hybrid between a traditional home console and a handheld, portable device. Fan reactions have been largely positive (investor reactions have not), and the reveal video is currently dominating YouTube’s trending section. A pair of high-ranking Xbox executives have also weighed in on the console, and they had very positive things to say.
Xbox head Phil Spencer praised the system on Twitter, stating “I’m always impressed with their ability to state a bold vision and build a product that delivers on that vision.” Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox games marketing, also had some kind words, tweeting out “Congrats to my friends @NintendoAmerica on the unveil today. Love seeing new innovation in our industry, Switch looks like fun!“
@Nexi_Dios I'm always impressed with their ability to state a bold vision and build a product that delivers on that vision..
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 20, 2016
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) October 20, 2016