Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nintendo Switch (Nintendo NX) will not have any VR capabilities

Nintendo revealed their next console today, called Nintendo Switch.  (BTW I'm so glad they didn't call it Swiitch)  It had been codenamed Nintendo NX and in June was rumored to be delayed in order to add VR capabilities.  It appears that wasn't the case.  Instead, Nintendo Switch is a hybrid gaming device that is both a desktop console and a handheld portable.
In an interview with Forbes, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said that Nintendo is still waiting for VR to be at the point of being "mass market adoptable," which implies that they believe it's not there yet.  This means that for this generation of consoles, we probably won't see a VR device from Nintendo.
Nintendo Switch will be available in March 2017.