Nintendo will be releasing a brand new console during May next year in the form of the Switch. It’s a unique one of a kind system that has both at-home and on the go elements that make it an innovative new product in the game industry. As of now, an executive from it’s rival PlayStation has come forward to share his thoughts on upcoming console. PlayStation Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida mentioned to DigitalSpy that he thinks it’s a “very unique system.”
It’s very interesting that they’ve designed the system to work well with more conventional games in terms of inputs and buttons, So I think it’s good for core gamers and their marketing message focused on that.
Upon being asked whether Sony views Nintendo as a serious competitor in the ever growing gaming hardware market, Yoshida replied, “I think they’re going to cover a whole new market for themselves.”
Yoshida so far is not the only executive of a big competing organisation to share his or her views on the Nintendo Switch. On the very day that the console was officially announced to the world, Xbox boss Phil Spencer commented the following:
I’m always impressed with their ability to state a bold vision and build a product that delivers on that vision.
The Switch will go on sale officially sometime in March 2017. The console’s retail price, specs, and launch lineup will be properly announced at an event which will take place during January, next month.
As for more news on the console, a report that just came out today claimed that the console will be able to play the classic GameCube titles via the Virtual Console. Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee are reportedly among those games that will be available for this service.