Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Shares His Thoughts On The Nintendo Switch
“I love the hardware design”
Our relationship with Nintendo is great… they’ve done some really innovative work. I love the hardware design. Anytime Nintendo brings a new product to the gaming market it’s good for all of us.
Naturally, this led onto the question of why Microsoft hasn’t yet made a move into the portable gaming arena. Spencer replied that the company is watching what happens, and is aware that people have a desire to game on the go:
I don’t know that we would do a bespoke mobile device yet, but I’m gonna watch. Absolutely, I’m gonna watch and learn. People want to play their games wherever they are.
Microsoft has made attempts to bring its Xbox Live service to smart devices in the past, and time will tell if the company feels the market is big enough to support a “portable” Xbox console. For the time being at least, Nintendo would appear to have this portion of the gaming sector all to itself.