Jun 20, 2016 10:25 AM EDT

No VR For Nintendo NX Yet?

Nintendo may not be featuring VR for the NX yet. Apparently, the company wants to wait until the technology has become mainstream.

VG247 reported that Nintendo will not be developing a VR device yet. This comes after Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their Project Scorpio and PS NEO, respectively.

"We've been looking at the VR space since the days of the Virtual Boy," Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and chief operating officer, told Bloomberg at E3 2016. "With us, we want to make sure our next content is going to be mainstream, mass-market approachable, and when something like VR is at that point, you can expect Nintendo to be there."

Fils-Aime noted that this is the usual approach for the company especially for new technology. It has been proven effective time and time again.

"There was a lot of gyroscopic technology out there in the marketplace, but it took the Wii and the Wii Remote to really make it mainstream," he added. "Even going all the way back to the Nintendo DS, that was the first electronic device that really made extensive use of a touchscreen."

The Nintendo boss has implied that VR is currently limited to "short snacks" of entertainment. It is still unknown whether it can succeed on a large scale.

The publication noted that Nintendo's dismal experience with the Virtual Boy may be the reason behind the company's reluctance to jump aboard the VR hype. It remains to be seen whether the video game giant can develop its own VR device at the right time or it could enter an already saturated market by then.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Digitimes reported that the production for Nintendo NX has been delayed for about six months. Originally, the production was supposed to start by mid-2016.

Apparently, the Nintendo NX is being enhanced with a VR function. This is believed to be part of the company's efforts to gain advantage over its upcoming video and mobile game competitions.

The delay of the Nintendo NX production to next year appears to be in line with Fils-Aime's comments about waiting for VR to be mainstream. It would certainly give the company enough time to create the best gaming experience for NX users.

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