Dan Maher, gaming expert and presenter, has spoken to the BBC’s News Beat about the recently unveiled Nintendo Switch platform. Maher has praised Nintendo for producing something different from both Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 systems. He even goes as far to say that Nintendo ‘has pretty much clinched it’ with the Nintendo Switch. Here’s his thoughts about Nintendo’s next generation platform.
“When Xbox or Sony announce new consoles, what you’re expecting is more of the same – but more powerful.”
“Nintendo tend to deal with the technology and the hardware itself, what they can do to innovate and make gaming more accessible and more lifestyle friendly.”
“They are unifying their two strands, they’ve been a very strong handheld player and a moderately successful console player in recent years, so to bring those two together it’s a bit of an all or nothing gamble really.”
“I think they’ve pretty much clinched it.”
“We knew the next Zelda game, Breath Of The Wild, was going to be an NX game and it sounds like it’s going to be there for launch,” he says.
“The idea of playing this game on the go is music to my ears because I just haven’t got time to play games of that magnitude at home any more.”
“Traditionally third party support for Nintendo devices has been quite poor and people buy purely because of Nintendo’s own games,” Dan says.
“Because of this fusion between the home and the handheld hardware they’re really regrouping a lot of those people who drifted off,” says Dan.
“All the major players are coming back and I think we’re going to see some big titles coming out for the Switch.”