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Nintendo's devs working on 'interesting & different' ideas to utilize Switch's Joy-Con, says Switch is 'on the road to success'

by rawmeatcowboy
14 December 2017
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Nintendo has had an absolutely phenomenal 2017, with the Switch sitting front-and-center of their success. With over 10 million sold, it seems like Nintendo's fortunes are really turning around. People are excited about the Switch, as are Nintendo's own developers! Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi and Shinya Takahashi sat down with Engadget to discuss their favorite feature of the Switch, the Joy-Con.

Koizumi: "[A] really exciting hardware feature of the Nintendo Switch is the fact that you can separate the controllers. This makes lots of new forms of play possible, and we're currently researching a lot of different and interesting ideas. We've also seen many amazing and great ideas from our third-party development partners, as well as the Nindies community."

Takahashi: "You can quickly start playing with another person no matter where you are," he says. "This made a big difference in how we thought of the experiences in 1-2-Switch, which also has a lot of experiences that make use of the HD Rumble feature as well. These are experiences you can only have with Nintendo Switch. We would like to continue making new types of software that make use of these unique features of the hardware.

We want more people to have these kinds of experiences, so that's what we have been working towards, but that's also why I feel that it is too early to talk about our success. Rather, I feel like we are still on the road to that success. We would like to see so many more people having these experiences, and I do believe that we can get there."