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Nintendo NX getting VR tech, according to report

by Joey Davidson | June 2, 2016June 2, 2016 6:30 am PDT

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A few weeks back, we learned that Nintendo had elected to push the launch of the Nintendo NX (the current codename for its upcoming console) from the end of 2016 to early 2017. The Nintendo NX is currently due in March 2017.

We’ve heard that this was an attempt to get more games ready for launch, but a new report suggests that the delay came for another reason entirely. Word has it that Nintendo’s adding a VR element to the NX.

DigiTimes said that Nintendo delayed mass production of the NX until 2017 to add virtual reality tech to the console in order to compete in emerging markets. They note their source comes from the “upstream supply chain,” possibly tipping their hand towards a factory like Foxconn for the leak.

DigiTimes even goes so far as to describe exactly what the NX is. They offer that it will feature either a 5 or 7-inch screen, the ability to play on the go or to plug into a TV for home gaming. That sort of falls in line with rumblings we’ve heard elsewhere, but Nintendo remains completely quiet on the NX.

What do you think? Is virtual reality in the cards for Nintendo?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...