Microsoft Congratulates Nintendo on Switch Release with Xbox Achievements

With the launch of Nintendo Switch, Microsoft welcomes Nintendo back to the competition with achievements.

on March 3, 2017 11:46 AM

Today Nintendo launched the Switch, and Microsoft decided to welcome the new console that joined the fray on social media.

As you can see below, the American, British, German, French and Spanish arms of the Xbox congratulated their respective Nintendo counterparts on Twitter.

Funnily, the congratulations came in the form of achievements, which is pretty funny since the Switch doesn’t have (at least for now) an achievement system.

Microsoft’s Xbox Division head Phil Spencer has gone on record multiple times with words of praise for the switch, mentioning that its launch is a good thing for the industry as a whole.

Incidentally, the North American arm of Sony also sent its congratulations today, even if in a definitely less creative way, especially compared to its British and Italian arms, that welcomed the Switch with an adventure-themed tweet, and a funny troll.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.