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Xbox Boss Reacts to Nintendo Switch Announcement


Following the announcement of the Nintendo Switch today, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has commented on the new console. In a tweet, Spencer said he was impressed by what Nintendo had to show.

“I’m always impressed with their ability to state a bold vision and build a product that delivers on that vision,” he said to a person who asked him to share his thoughts.

@Nexi_Dios I’m always impressed with their ability to state a bold vision and build a product that delivers on that vision..

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 20, 2016

Spencer, who has said he finds console war debates to be “distasteful,” has not shied away from praising the competition, including Sony and the PlayStation 4. For Nintendo specifically, he said earlier this year that Microsoft’s partnership with Nintendo for Minecraft has been “great.”

Nintendo Switch is the new name for NX, which was the console’s codename up until today. As rumored, the system is a console/mobile hybrid, allowing you to play in the home or on the go. The console has detachable controllers for on-the-go gaming and a docking station for when you’re at home.

Pricing has not been announced, but we know the Nintendo Switch will come out in March 2017.

For lots more on the Nintendo Switch, check out GameSpot’s coverage in the stories below.

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