SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden has spoken at this year’s DICE 2019 keynote speech. During his speech Layden praised both the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities. With regards to Nintendo, Layden reiterated that no one should underestimate Nintendo and that their success with the Switch has been extremely beneficial for the video game industry and consumers.
“The best-selling console of 2018 in the U.S. was… The Nintendo Switch. Nintendo took a massive risk when they brought this to the market. People thought Nintendo might one day be out of the hardware business. People would say things like ‘kids play games on mobile phones and tablets, dedicated portable gaming is dead and gone.’ But as I’ve said before: never underestimate Nintendo… All of us are better for their efforts.”