Rumor: Nintendo NX delayed to include VR

The Nintendo's NX delayed until early 2017, and supply chain sources think it's for adding VR to the console, along with increased mobile functionality.

According to Digitimes, Nintendo's NX is delayed until early 2017. Why? Supply chain sources state that it might have something to do with the impending influx of VR technology. According to these sources:

"Nintendo wished to enhance the game console's video-game/handheld-game-integrated gaming experience and add virtual reality (VR) function into the system to gain advantages in the upcoming video game and mobile game competitions."

Previously, the console was originally slated to release sometime in mid-2016. But this desired inclusion of VR agrees with Nintendo's increasing interest in modern gaming trends, such as the Pokemon's series recent endeavors in the mobile market. One upcoming example is Pokemon GO, a geocaching-like smartphone game where players "catch" Pokemon at real-world locations. 


Pokemon GO and similar smartphone projects assist as initiatives into NX's concept of combining the mobile and video gaming experience. The console handles this two-sided goal by detaching so it can be used as a mobile/handheld device and connecting to a TV for video game use. The rumored addition of VR to the NX would allow Nintendo to expand the NX's appeal to current interests in VR products. But only time will tell what this integration will actually look like.

Check out more details about the upcoming Pokemon GO and the Nintendo NX here at GameSkinny!

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Published Jun. 6th 2016
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