With the big Nintendo Switch presentation in Tokyo, Japan only days away, fans are undoubtedly at the edge of their seats, just waiting for any tidbit of Switch related news to hit. And while this next morsel might not be news, per se, it’s definitely something that will amp up the hype.

Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, gave the opening keynote speech at CES 2017 this week, and was kind enough to chat with the press for an hour to answer questions after he addressed the crowd. During the sit down, he not only touched base on the company’s breakthroughs regarding advancements in AI technology, but also made a comment about the Switch when asked if Nintendo’s newest system “fit in” at all with Nvidia’s Shield TV ecosystem.

This was Huang’s response:

Nintendo Switch is a game console. It’s very Nintendo. 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 young people, for children. Their dedication to their craft, that singular dedication, is quite admirable. When you guys all see Switch, I believe people are going to be blown away, quite frankly. It’s really delightful.

Huang did make sure to note that the Switch has nothing to do with AI after he praised the Switch. That might not exactly be news to the world, but the aforementioned acclaim of both Nintendo and the Switch, and the respect he holds for both, was nevertheless a very satisfying answer from a businessman so deeply integrated into a world of advanced technologies.


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Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

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