Nintendo has a reputation for doing its own thing, but has VR proved too tempting a bandwagon?
Today’s Nintendo earnings briefing revealed the company’s latest interest – virtual reality.
The Japanese gaming giant is “looking” at the VR sector, although details have yet to be released.
Industry analyst Dr. Serkan Toto first reported the news on Twitter:
It’s a frustrating revelation, since Nintendo hasn’t explained how VR might be integrated within its ecosystem.
Current sales of the Wii U and 3DS aren’t exactly extraordinary, and the upcoming Nintendo NX is still shrouded in mystery.
As such, virtual reality gaming could be a sensible venture for the firm, especially considering the sector is growing increasingly competitive.
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And don’t forget Valve, who – through a partnership with HTC – is nearing the consumer launch of its hugely anticipated Vive VR headset.
Unfortunately, there’s no telling whether Nintendo will actually commit to a VR venture so early on.
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