The company may have a VR strategy going forward.
Just last year, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime was dismissive of the current wave of VR devices, stating that VR as it stood now was not something Nintendo was too interested in, because it was ‘not social enough.’ However, it seems as though the company has changed its stance, and is now considering VR pretty seriously.
According to games industry analyst Serkan Toto (via Develop Online), Nintendo confirmed that it was ‘looking into’ VR at their recent financial meeting. They mentioned VR alongside smartphone games as opportunities that they were exploring, which means that there is a very real chance that the company may be seriously considering charting a VR strategy of some sort.
Although this does imply that the NX is not VR (since it’s coming soon, and this makes it seem like they only just recently started considering VR), it also seems like they have decided that VR may be something to look into going forward- which sounds exciting. Nintendo did so well with the polygonal 3D paradigm all those years ago with the Nintendo 64 in 1996. What kinds of games could they make with VR?