Rumor: Nintendo Delays NX Production to Add VR Support, Lowers Shipment Target - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2016 / 12,153 Views
Nintendo has postponed the mass production of its upcoming video game console, the NX, by half a year to early 2017, according to a report on Digitimes.
The reason for the delay was for Nintendo to improve the console's handheld integrated experience and to add virtual reality function.
The sources said the NX combines the experience of a console and a handheld and features a 5-7 inch display, controller and joystick to play as a mobile device. It is also able to connect to the TV.
The other important note is that Nintendo originally planned to order 20 million NX units in the first year, however, it has now been lowered to 9.5 million to 10 million units. The reduction was due to the shrinking video game console market and the poor Wii U sales.
The information should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement from Nintendo is made.
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