Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang gave a very positive statement about gaming. In an investor meeting, NVIDIA CEO was asked about the “gaming visibility” and its potential in the second half of 2020. The Nvidia boss replied with a lot of words and made it quite clear that the second half of 2020 will be one of the phases for gaming. Here are his exact words.
We are expecting a really strong second half for gaming. I think this may very well be one of the best gaming seasons ever and the reason for that is because PC gaming has become such a large format. The combination of amazing games like Fortnite and Minecraft, and because of the way people game now, their gaming and their e-sporting, even F1 is an e-sport now, they are hanging out with friends. They are using it to create other content. They are using game captures to create art. They are sharing it with the community. It’s a broadcast medium. The number of different ways you could game has just really, really exploded. And it works on PCs because all the things that I described require cameras or keyboards or streaming systems and – but it requires an open system that is multitasking. So, the PC has just become such a large platform for gaming. And the second thing is that RTX, it’s a home run. We really raised the bar with computer graphics, the games are so beautiful, and it’s really, really the next level.
It’s not been this amazing since we introduced programmable shaders about 15 years ago. And so, for the last 15 years, we have been making programmable shaders better and better and better, and it has been getting better. But there’s never been a giant leap like this. And RTX brought both artificial intelligence as well as ray tracing to PC gaming. And then the third factor is the console launch. The game developers are really gearing up for a big leap. And because of how vibrant the gaming market is right now and how many people around the world are depending on gaming at home, I think it’s going to be the most amazing season ever. We are already seeing amazing numbers from our console partner, Nintendo. The Switch is about to sell more than Super Nintendo, more than all the Famicom, which was one of the best gaming consoles of all time. I mean, they are on their way to make Switch the most successful gaming platform of all time. And so, I am super excited for them. And so, I think it’s going to be quite a huge second half of the year.
What’s very strange is that we have no records of anything related to Ampere from the meeting. Neither do we have anything related to that recent Countdown and what are the potential announcements. If you don’t know, well Nvidia recently started a count down on its Twitter account. The countdown does not point to any exact releases or products, however many journalists have predicted that it’ll be the announcement of Ampere. Once the countdown is over on September 1st. You can read more about that here.