Nintendo have opened up to Japanese publication Nintendo Dream about how the name for the Nintendo switch came to be in their latesr feature. It was thought that the name come from being able to switch from playing on the TV to the portable device but it turns out that there is more to it than that and refers more to making a change in people’s gaming experiences and “switching”things up.
Here is Nintendo’s full reply when asked the question behind the name:
“We decided that this name would be the best fit for our product for two reasons. It represents one of the defining features of the Switch, the ability to seamlessly ‘switch’ between the TV screen and Switch’s screen, while also embodying the idea of being a ‘switch’ that will flip, and change the way people experience entertainment in their daily lives.”
We at Miketendo64 had our own thoughts on how they came up with the name which we depicted in our latest Miketendo Strip which has Bill Trinen, Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-aime Spitballing for a new name.
When asked what Nintendo wanted people to take from the annuncement trailer of the Switch Nintendo replied:
“We wanted to show people just how much of an enjoyable difference it will make in their entertainment experiences, by having them see and hear for themselves what it can do in an easy-to-digest manner. It allows people to enjoy a home console experience not only in front of a TV, but in rooms with no TV, or outside altogether. And because the controllers are detachable from the main body of the console, each of its forms offer different play experiences for people to enjoy.”
Source: Nintendo Everything
This post was written by Mike Scorpio