Nintendos next console may have VR features, report claims

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Nintendo’s last venture into VR might have been short lived, but if rumours are true, it may be gearing up for round two.

Taiwanese IT publication Digitimes reported today that Nintendo is putting off production of its upcoming NX console so it can add in virtual reality functionality.

Digitimes said ‘supply chain sources’ told them production will be delayed by six months as the company wanted to enhance the console’s handheld gaming experience, as well as add in VR features.

Nintendo’s NX had been scheduled to start production mid-2016, according to the article, which goes on to describe the console as having a “5-to-7 inch display, controller and joystick”.

In addition to halting the production of the consoles, Digitimes says it sources told them Nintendo’s reducing unit numbers due to the shrinking game console market.

Nintendo hasn’t spoken about this yet, and we’re not sure whether to expect anything at this year’s E3 conference either. It’s already said not to expect news of the console as it’ll be focusing on Zelda Wii U, instead.

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