Nintendo Switch is making a lot of buzz on the internet since its reveal and many devs and publishers have praised the console. This time Nvidia, whose Tegra chip is powering the console, has come forward and spoke about the console.
During a recent financial call, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shared his thoughts on Nintendo Switch. During the call, Huang was asked about the growing revenue for the company to which he responded that Nintendo has contributed to it significantly.
I guess you could also say that Nintendo contributed a fair amount to that growth. And over the next – as you know, the Nintendo architecture and the company tends to stick with an architecture for a very long time. And so we’ve worked with them now for almost two years. Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this incredible game console.
He further added that when users will get their hands on Nintendo Switch they will be amazed by it and Nintendo’s brand and game lineup is quite incredible.
I really believe when everybody sees it and enjoy it, they’re going be amazed by it. It’s really like nothing they’ve ever played with before. And of course, the brand, their franchise, and their game content are incredible. And so I think this is a relationship that will likely last two decades and I’m super excited about it.
While it has been confirmed that Nvidia’s Tegra chip will be powering the console but according to leaked specs for the console, it will also feature a Maxwell architecture based Nvidia GPU with 256 CUDA cores and 1024 TFLOPS per second. Also, the console will feature 4 GB of main memory.
Nintendo Switch will launch in March 2017 but no specific release date or price has been announced for it.