RUMOR – Nintendo NX Production moved to Early 2017 & VR Support Being Added

The Nintendo NX is a platform many are hungry for information over, more so after Nintendo announced they were not announcing anything for the platform during this years E3 convention.

But information came out about the NX from DigiTimes, with mass production for the platform shifted to Early 2017. More information can be found here:

“The sources pointed out that the Nintendo NX combines the video gaming experience with the mobile gaming experience. The device features a 5- to 7-inch display, controller and joystick for users to play as a mobile gaming product, but it is also able to connect to a TV for users to play as a video game system. Nintendo is now planning to add VR function to the device to satisfy the popular trend in the gaming market.”

This indicates that the system might be a hybrid platform after all but this is a rumor, so take this with a grain of salt.

Sources: Digitimes and NeoGaf

More information just came out about the NX:

“Nintendo’s next-generation game console, the Nintendo NX is scheduled to enter mass production in early 2017, delaying about half a year from the company’s original mass production plan in the mid-2016. Sources from the related upstream supply chain pointed out that the delay was because Nintendo wished to enhance the game console’s video-game/handheld-game-integrated gaming experience and add virtual reality (VR) function into the system to gain advantages in the upcoming video game and mobile game competitions. The sources pointed out that the Nintendo NX combines the video gaming experience with the mobile gaming experience. The device features a 5- to 7-inch display, controller and joystick for users to play as a mobile gaming product, but it is also able to connect to a TV for users to play as a video game system. Nintendo is now planning to add VR function to the device to satisfy the popular trend in the gaming market. Nintendo’s order volume for the game console has also been reduced. Nintendo originally planned to order 20 million units for the first year, but its shipment target is now only 9.5-10 million units. The sources believe the reduction was due to the fact that video game console market has been shrinking and concerns triggered by its Wii U’s unsatisfactory shipment performance of two million units in 2015.”

Nintendo adding VR support for the system is interesting and hearing that they plan on lowing shipment targets is interesting as well. The story will update as news comes out.

Source: NeoGaf VIA DigiTimes

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