NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang explained how Nintendo got them on board with the Switch console, adding that hundreds of engineering years went into it.
Hundreds of Engineering Years? Really? I don't think so.
yeah how does that work?
Haha they just borrowed Microsoft logic. Like they say they over a trillion hour logged on Xbox live. Who cares and that is indicative of what??
It's a normal calculation.. if they had 50 engineers working for 2 years it's 100 engineering years.
clearly they were thinking about this thing around the same time America was signing its declaration of independence :P I am guessing they are referring to the fact that you had a bunch of engineers working for a few years on this thing. So when you add it all up I am guessing that is what is implied.
Two hundred engineers with six months of experience each?
If you look closely in the Declaration of Independence you can see Nintendo name in small print
@KaiPow - you are saying that the Switch was designed and built in 6 months from concept to completion? Wow.. these guys must be miracle workers then.
100 engineers x 1 year of work = 100 engineering years. It's the same thing as saying man-hours or man-years of work.
Thank you. I thought that was rather obvious...
I got it, I think some of these people took it just a little too literal ! LOL!!!! Maybe it will be powerful!!! Can't wait! Groundbreaking??? Interesting!
Yes thank you. People won't sit and think about it for a second and realize that is what was being said. The switch will be a culmination of the many years that was put into the tegra line of mobile chips and their work on mobile gpu units. The switch could surprise us when it comes to power, I'm just worried about the ole' battery life.
NVIDA: "Woohoo!!! Woooooo...!!!! Buy a Nitendo Switch!!!! BUY BUY BUY" 🗣🗣🗣
Collective days and hours of each individual person added up. It's silly tho yeah.
Well counting the dev-time for the shield tablet, ... well if 100 engineers work 1 year, you have 100 years of dev time (one week = 8hours * 5 days)
NVIDIA's PR on this is getting a little out of hand now I mean "Hundreds of Engineering Years" Yes because they worked on this back in the early 1900s when they were playing Poker at the Saloon
That's not it, obviously. Check Pandamobile's comment above.
Then why not just say "yeah it took us a year" Just seems like you are saying it to sound like more work has went into it then actually has.
@Fox He's the CEO of a huge tech company addressing shareholders and journalists. Of course he's going to try to make it sound impressive.
@Fox Because that's normal business speak. It's not about the year itself but the man power that went into a year of development. It gives people a sense of how much money they put into it.
Because it matters in other fields IMO Call it bias or whatever, but I agree the term is dumb to use here cause I could care less about how many man hours were put into a gaming console unless it were some unique built 1 of a kind thing. Like cars, I like the term when it comes to high end crafted vehicles Now like other have said, it's a term addressing shareholders and such.
Engineering years is the same idea as man-hours or man-years. It's an extremely common way of tallying how much work goes into something with a large workforce working over an extended time. For example, the Empire State Building took over 7 million man-hours to build. If Nintendo had 50 engineers working for 4 years on this, that would be 200 engineering years.
Maybe he's from the future and trying save Nintendo from this abomination.
Back to the Future "Saving Nintendo" lol
An abomination? Come on, the Switch doesn't deserve that
NVIDIA are skynet. they sent their top researcher hundreds of years into the past to start working on the switch.
A handheld that can run URE4, an abomination? Plus Switch, to TV mode by simply placing console in cradle! Sounds good to me! Skyrim remaster, 3D Mario at launch, plus BOTW soon!?!
Yeah...no, really looking forward to seeing how the Switch will turn out but it's not that far off from a tablet
It's a screen, has hardware parts, it's not far from a tablet? What kind of an analysis is that. It's not different than saying PS4/X1 are crippled PCs. It's a dedicated system that will provide better scaling for developers. It's exactly what current consoles do.
There is nothing groundbreaking about it technologically, it's a low end tablet.
I love what they are doing in regards to the 1 device set up as a company, but in regards to tech......this isn't new, this isn't ground breaking, in fact, the only thing new is the whole breaking controllers thing but I think even that has been done in some form. Laymans term, the most basic thing in regards to the idea of what this is....a handheld that can out to a tv, through a dock, isn't new. The PSP did this, the PSP Go did this with a controller. Those that think this is "new" likely haven't seen the feature used on PSP Go or PSP. https://www.youtube.com/wat... Soooooo this happened. So is the new groundbreaking thing that its using a dock instead of just a cord? https://www.youtube.com/wat... oops Sooooo folks. If Sony released Vita 2 and it was as powerful as this.....with a dock included, would we be saying this is GROUNDBREAKING? So the thing they already did almost 10 years ago is now GROUNDBREAKING? lol No. Again folks, if PS Vita 2 came out.....Sony included the dock, you could use a controller......we would not be making it sound as if its some sort of revolution. Nintendo is doing a great job marketing this to be something new and revolutionary, doesn't actually make it so.
Exactly, i love how all the nintendo fanboys claim the switch is a home console. Its a souped up 3ds that might be as powerful as a wiiu... Big freaking deal. Most people have moved on from nintendo and once their handheld market dries up its all over for nintendo.
I agree that it isn't ground breaking and that the concept isn't anything new. We had portables that connected to TVs in the past and the only new thing about this device are the detachable controllers. But you have to admit that being able to play PS3 quality games on the go must be fantastic. It's certainly much better than mobile gaming because it has actual physical controls instead of buttons on a touch screen. Also add that Nintendo will be supporting the device so it will have good games. I'm mainly excited for it for these reasons.