Phil Spencer Finally Reveals Why He Has A Nintendo Switch On His Shelf

A couple of months ago, the Nintendo Switch was hitting the headlines for a bizarre reason, as Xbox boss Phil Spencer (and others in the Xbox team) seemed to be showing it off in certain interviews and events.

While it remains to be seen whether there was any hidden intent behind it, Spencer has revealed the Switch on his shelf was actually a present from Nintendo president Doug Bowser, and that's why he's displaying it.

"The Switch was a gift from Nintendo. Doug Bowser and the team, they're obviously right up the hill from 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 that they gave me early on when it launched. So, that's what that's from."

Spencer was speaking as part of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, but didn't outright deny that the Switch could be a hint for something, as it's been suggested in the past that its presence could be a sign of things to come.

We don't have all the answers about the Switch's place on Spencer's shelf, then, but if you're taking his comments at face value, it would seem that it's simply there to show gratitude to Doug Bowser and the team at Nintendo.

Do you think the Switch is hinting at anything, or is simply a gift Spencer wants to show off? Tell us below.