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Not so long ago, we mused about future plans involving Microsoft and Nintendo, a post which was largely inspired by the fact that Xbox boss Phil Spencer had a Switch in his office during a video segment.

With VentureBeat journalist and industry insider Jeff Grubb suggesting that "pretty much everything" included on Spencer's office shelves is a hint of some kind, it certainly got tongues wagging about some kind of deal between the two hardware rivals.

It turns out they really like the Switch over at Xbox, because yesterday another of Nintendo's hybrid systems was spotted behind Xbox exec Sarah Bond as she delivered her speech:

So, does the fact that the Switch keeps photo-bombing Xbox media events actually mean anything? Perhaps not – maybe Spencer and his team are just having a bit of fun, or maybe, as gamers, they love the Switch just as much as we do (and, lest we forget, it's home to more than a few Xbox-made games right now).

However, there's never been a PS5 on the shelf, and as Grubb says, Team Xbox love hiding hints in plain sight.

[source purexbox.com]