How an ex-Nintendo CEO predicted the upcoming Switch pioneer 13 years before launch

There is no doubt that Nintendo has helped redefine and reshape the gaming industry in a phenomenal way. Nintendo products such as GameCube, GameBoy, Nintendo DS and Wii marked a generation full of nostalgia that the whole world associates with great affection.

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Former Nintendo CEO, the late Satoru Iwata was one of the pioneering figures in shaping the above phenomenon. Iwata was one of the key figures in the development of the GameCube and GameBoy. He also predicted that technology would reach a breakthrough where we could have the best of GameCube and GameBoy. Well, it was indeed true once said, because now we have the best of both worlds with the Switch Joy-Con consoles!

Recall Satoru Iwata’s exclusive interview with Gamespy which was also archived by IGN.

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Satoru Iwata paved the way for Switch with his prediction in an old interview

Satoru Iwata was one of the pioneers who redefined the gaming industry to a whole new level. In an interview with Gamespy (recorded by IGN), Iwata talked about GCNext consoles. He talks about the future of GameBoy and GameCube indicating the immense potential of both devices.

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He also talked about Microsoft’s hardware development and said: “I think they’re just moving towards hardened technology for next-gen consoles. And from a developer and programmer perspective, that kind of machine is going to be very difficult to use.”

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Also, as stated in the tweet above, Iwata believed that combining GameCube and GameBoy technologies would be a fundamental technological breakthrough, very crucial for the gaming community. It shows in the form that the Nintendo Switch is the best of all Nintendo worlds. Switch even lets you emulate old Nintendo console games, proving Iwata’s point about its potential.

He said, “The capabilities of GCNext will be different from what you’ve seen on consoles in the past. What Nintendo is discussing right now is not cutting-edge technology to improve processing power. What I, Miyamoto, and Mr. Takeda are discussing , this is what should be done to entertain people in a new way.

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It’s really great to see how Nintendo has fulfilled Iwata’s dreams and ambitions and is still leading the gaming industry.

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