Nintendo NX mass production reportedly delayed to early 2017 for VR integration

A new report points a the mass production of the Nintendo NX being postponed in order to allow for VR integration.

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A Digitimes report published in November 2015 said the Nintendo NX would be entering mass production at the end of Q1 2016, but a new report claims its production has been postponed until early 2017 due to the company wanting to enhance the console’s gaming experience and to add virtual reality function.

According to a new Digitimes report, its sources point out the Nintendo NX combines both a traditional video game experience with a mobile gaming experience. The device is said to feature a 5- to 7-inch display, and a controller with a joystick that will allow users to play it as a mobile gaming product. The NX will also connect to a TV for users to play it as a traditional video game system.

One major upgrade Nintendo is giving its NX is the addition of a VR function, which is being introduced to hopefully satisfy the rising trend in the gaming market. Whether this means Nintendo will introduce its own VR headset is unknown at this time, although if that isn’t the case, we wonder what kind of VR integration Nintendo is planning for the NX.

We’ve heard numerous reports and rumors pointing at the Nintendo NX resembling the Nintendo Wii U, although Nintendo’s CEO has explicitly said the new console won’t be a successor to either the Wii U or the 3DS. Given its similarities to the Wii U, we can’t help but still think the NX will be the Wii U’s successor, especially since it has yet to sell as well as Nintendo would have liked.

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      June 3, 2016 8:01 AM

      this thing is starting to sound more and more like a piping hot mess

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        June 3, 2016 8:04 AM

        All we have is rumors and speculation, I'm not really concerned about it. It's a nintendo console, I'll be buying one.

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      June 3, 2016 8:03 AM

      TurboExpressed

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      June 3, 2016 8:11 AM

      Until I hear it from Nintendo I won't believe it. It's antithetical to their strengths.

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      June 3, 2016 8:32 AM

      Naw. Considering what we've heard of the backstory of the device VR sounds unlikely. Think someone is just jumping on the buzz word bandwagon.

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      June 3, 2016 8:33 AM

      I'm very skeptical. They delayed the console a whole year just for VR? Meanwhile they're not making anything for the Wii U anymore except Zelda which they've committed to both platforms? They don't have forever to wait around with near-zero revenue.

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      June 3, 2016 8:35 AM

      Nintendo said they weren't talking about the NX at all during e3, right? It's just a Zelda celebration?

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        June 3, 2016 10:31 AM

        At last year's e3 they said they would talk NX. Not sure if this changed or not.

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        June 3, 2016 10:40 AM

        They announced they will talk about a few other games besides Zelda. I think they will talk Pokemon and one other.

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      June 3, 2016 10:31 AM

      VR is bad for kids right? I have a hard time believing Nintendo would make a console that can't be used by kids. I guess it could be an add-on but still seems like an odd choice.

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