Nvidia is an enormous player in the production of Nintendo Switch, the upcoming console with the potential to shake up the gaming landscape, and they say they expect to work with Nintendo for at least twenty more years.
This was one of the talking points on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.
This is fascinating, because what we're seeing here is Nvidia succeeding where Sony and Phillips failed so many years ago: they're a non-gaming tech company claiming a huge stake in the console gaming market by partnering with Nintendo. They're cancelling all of their Nvidia Shield products, which suggests that they're very serious about making their partnership with Nintendo their gaming arm going forward, and unlike the Nintendo PlayStation or Philips CD-i, the Nintendo Switch came together successfully as a final piece of hardware.
This also speaks well to the idea that Nintendo Switch may be a more modular console than we've traditionally seen, where gamers can buy new editions on a regular basis, more like the consumption habits of mobile phones or tablets than gaming consoles that get abandoned after six-year lifespans.
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