NSC 304 – Xbox coming to Switch? More Rumors!

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Xbox and Nintendo

Rumors have been flying about for a bit now. Ever since Xbox announced that they were bringing their XDK to other platforms. Android / iOS and Switch. I spoke about this on a previous episode of the podcast. As if that wasn’t interesting enough. Nintendo had their Nintendo Direct on the 13th of this month and included was Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. A Microsoft published game. Now the rumors are going bananas.

Keep in mind that these are rumors and should take taken with a grain of salt. Ori and the Blind Forest as well as Cuphead may be making their way to the Nintendo Switch. I have both of these games on PC, they are fantastic. And it is going to be very difficult to not pony up the dough to buy them all over again. As if that wasn’t enough for you, there have also been rumblings that Halo, Gears or War, and Forza could be heading to Nintendo Switch as well, as well as Xbox Game Pass.

It certainly makes sense for both parties. Microsoft sells their console at a loss, and has always done so. The real money maker for them is selling the games as well as the services. Microsoft would get a whole new audience to sell their services to, and Nintendo would get a whole bunch of new games on their platform. It seems like we could end up squarely back in the days of Wii 360.

You might ask, where is Sony in all this? Foolishly playing by themselves because they are the market leader and are terrified that anyone else could steal the spotlight.

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Switch Craft 303 – Reggie Retires!

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Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime to Retire: Doug Bowser Named New President

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REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 21, 2019 – After more than 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, and nearly 13 as its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime will retire. His last day with Nintendo will be April 15. Doug Bowser, NOA’s current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will then succeed Reggie as President of Nintendo of America.

“I really appreciate everything Reggie has done for Nintendo,” said Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “Inside and outside our company, Reggie is known as an exceptional leader. We are grateful that he is leaving the business in good shape with strong momentum. While we will miss him and we wish him the very best in his retirement, we are also pleased to have such an able successor ready to step into that role. Doug Bowser and the rest of the team will ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum for Nintendo.”

“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude – for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”

“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America,” Bowser said. “And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come.”

Fils-Aime started at Nintendo of America in 2003 as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and became its President and COO in May 2006. His time with Nintendo began during the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance era. His leadership of Nintendo’s largest territory expanded the audience for Nintendo products as phenomena like NintendogsBrain AgeWii Sports and Wii Fit brought millions of new players to the world of video games. Fils-Aime’s management led to record-breaking sales for products like the Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems. At the same time, he communicated innovative new product features to a mass audience via his strong and affable personality, making him a favorite of media, members of the video game industry and Nintendo fans alike.

During his tenure, Nintendo of America has expanded its physical presence in the U.S., having established a key sales and marketing office in Redwood City, California, and built a new NOA headquarters in Redmond, Washington, that has received awards for its environmentally friendly design.

Bowser is an industry veteran who joined NOA in May 2015 as the Vice President of Sales before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing the next year. During his time at NOA, Bowser led the sales and marketing efforts for Nintendo Switch, which became the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group. Previously, Bowser was an executive with industry powerhouse Electronic Arts, most recently as the company’s Vice President of Global Business Planning. He also worked at Procter & Gamble in various sales leadership roles in Asia, Latin America and the U.S.

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The Legend of Zelda and the Famicom Disk System are 33 Years old today

There are tons of things that propelled the gaming industry forward. One of them is The Legend of Zelda. I have fond memories trading strategies and secrets with my friends at school. It was a game like I’d never played before, and spawned an amazing series which gave us in my opinion the greatest game of all time. Breath of the Wild. So here’s to Zelda!

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Nintendo Download, Feb. 21, 2019: Try Pokémon Before You Buy!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Pokemon Demo
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Demo Version – The demo version of the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games is available now in Nintendo eShop. Have you visited the vibrant Kanto region on your Nintendo Switch system yet? Then play the free demo version and come see what the excitement is all about! (Note: The content of the demo version differs from the full versions of these games.)
    • Trials Rising Standard Edition – Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest entry in the Trialsfranchise. With more than 125 new tracks, the Trials Rising Standard Edition game is easy to pick up and play, yet challenging to master. Test your friendships with the new Tandem mode that allows two players to control one bike, or create and share unique levels in Track Central with more than 8,000 items available. Trials Rising Standard Edition is available Feb. 26.
    • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame – The alien monster invaders have left Bricksburg in ruins and taken Emmet’s friends. It is now up to Emmet and a host of heroic characters to go beyond their world and save their friends from the strange inhabitants of the Systar System. Journey into outer space, discover new worlds and test your Master Building skills. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame is available Feb. 26.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – Demo Version – One ticked-off sorcerer just banished Kirby, warping the poor puffball to a yarn world in need of saving. The twist? Having a yarn body is epic! Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game! Full game available March 8.

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Untitled Goose Game Delayed

I’m not really interested in this, but when it was announced a lot of people got excited. Bad news for you. It’s delayed. But hey! A delay means they are taking their time and doing it right hopefully.

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