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Nintendo Labo meant to be unique, not an answer to Virtual Reality, says Nintendo

Nintendo loves making fresh ideas and surprising people, and that's exactly what they did with Nintendo Labo. Now that the dust has settled on that reveal, some people are talking about how the idea looks like Nintendo's answer to the Virtual Reality side of gaming. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime took a moment to set the record straight on that topic.

“It’s not meant to be some sort of competitive answer (to virtual reality). It’s meant to be something totally unique, totally unexpected.”

Nintendo Labo is just that, Nintendo Labo. It's meant to be its own thing, and exist alongside everything else the game industry offers up.

Categories: Interviews, Consoles
Tags: eshop, reggie, switch

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Really? Virtual reality? This has way more in common with Nintendo's Wii era and its plethora of peripherals than VR.

Really? Virtual reality? This has way more in common with Nintendo's Wii era and its plethora of peripherals than VR.

I know that some people have tried to say it's Nintendo's answer to VR, but that is obviously just silly. I am sure tha Nintendo are looking deep into VR/AR and have several prototypes behind closed doors that would make Fort Knox look like cardboard.... ;)

totodile
Fri Jan 19 18 07:24pm
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How is this anything like virtual reality?

It's reality with virtuality.

The good thing is, you don't have to feel bad about throwing the Nintendo Labo in the refuse bin if it ends up sucking or taking up too much space. I believe that this will end up being a great success even if there are some more lackluster interactive minigames that go with the poor trees whose brethren are fearing for their lives if this succeeds. There is a lot of brilliance here and I've been looking for new things besides Legos to play with.

I don't know where people accused it as a VR thing. The cardboard is is cheaper alternative for VR products so that your phone can support VR based games doesn't mean its a VR product in itself.

It's not VR, it's CR - Cardboard Reality. :3

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