John Cena Loves The Nintendo Switch – GameSpot
John Cena is promoting the Nintendo Switch, and now we know what he thinks about it. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Cena said he has been “floored” by the hybrid console and its “versatility.” That he would speak overwhelmingly positive is no big surprise, as he’s working with Nintendo on a planned marketing campaign for the new console.
“It really is a home console that you can take anywhere. I’ve seen situations where home consoles can be transported, and it’s like a big over-the-shoulder carry-on bag, but the versatility of this thing is groundbreaking,” he said. “When you undock the Switch from its home console and go into handheld, the controller feels the same, it is the same, and it reacts the same. The screen on the undocked handheld system is big enough to be its own world, but small enough to carry anywhere.”
He added: “I know for fans of Nintendo, they’re going to go crazy. Everyone is speculating about how good the game actually is–it’s going to exceed expectations and, for a dude like me, a 40-year-old [in April] who hasn’t played Zelda since the gold cartridge, I sat down and was hooked. In a matter of 30-minutes, I didn’t want to put it down.”
The full interview is stacked with other great quotes from Cena about his gaming habits; read it here.
The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3. It costs $300 and does not come with any pack-in games. Extra sets of Joy-Con controllers are available for $80.
For more on the Nintendo Switch, check out GameSpot’s roundup of everything you need to know about the soon-to-launch console.
This story has been updated.