A powerful rumor about Phil Spencer has been circulating for quite some time, originating from displaying a Nintendo Switch on his shelf and on that of other Xbox executives during interviews. As a result of this, they began to talk about a possible alliance or association between Xbox and Nintendo, without having anything concrete until today. Phil Spencer recently revealed why he has a Nintendo Switch on his shelf, and the answer is further away than fans thought.
Through the Kinda Funny Gamescast podcast, Phil Spencer was invited to speak on various topics related to the industry, video games, and of course his plans with Xbox. Among the numerous topics, the Xbox mogul was asked about the Nintendo Switch that he always has on his shelf behind him, to which he responded by specifically saying that it was a gift from the president of Nintendo.
Within the long and entertaining interview, Phil Spencer commented on this topic: “The Switch was a gift from Nintendo. Doug Bowser and the team are obviously on top of us, we’re both in Redmond, Washington, and it was a gift from them. I have another one that I use to play at home, but that was one they gave me early on when it was released. So that’s what it’s all about. ” With these words, it became more than clear why the console, obviously, as a tribute to the company that Spencer admires so much.
Finally, the enigma has been revealed and it seems that the rumors that spoke about a possible alliance or something between both companies have been buried. However, Phil Spencer did not completely deny a possible alliance, what is more, in various statements he has said that his intention is to do something with Nintendo, so time will tell if this ends up being a reality or just vanishes like the fog.