Nintento signals a return to VR

At E3 last year one Nintendo chief Reggie Fills-Aime said that VR was not fun at all.

“Based on what I’ve seen to date, it’s not fun, and it’s not social. It’s just tech.”

Nintendo was also one of the first companies to try to bring VR to consumers when it launched the Virtual Boy in 1995. It was released 1995 and North America and the price was US$179.95. It proved to be a commercial disaster though and was not released in other regions. Nintendo discontinued it the following year on March 2, 1996.

However, it now seems Ninteno may have changed its mind although cautiously. The president of the company, mr Tatsumi Kimishima, said at a news conference that the company was carrying out research into virtual reality and called it an “interesting technology”.

Nintendo is working on a new console codenamed NX. One of the theories is that NX could be a VR/AR/HMD compatible device but the company has so far been very secretive about the projet.

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