After years of rumors and question about the Virtual Reality aspect of Nintendo Switch, finally, VR enthusiasts have something to be excited.
It’s not as expensive as the others, but it’s definitely ground-breaking. The Nintendo Labo will come as a full kit at the price of $79.99.
It will have VR Goggles, Software, Wind Pedal, Camera, Elephant, Bird, and Blaster. One can opt to buy just the starter kit for $39.99 that includes just the googles and blaster design.
The VR kit will be made of cardboard, will it be comfortable will it be worth the buy? These are two questions that everyone is asking about the Nintendo Labo. It will definitely be fun.
“We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”
These are the words of the new Nintendo America President, Doug Bowser. Which shows the road that Nintendo wants to go in the near future. They want to become a family console, and who blames them really?
The Nintendo Labo VR kits will be made available on the 12 April 2019 in the United States of America.
Comparison with other VR Gaming Consoles
This is set to be the first device developed by Nintendo in Virtual Reality sphere after the famous Virtual Boy in 1995.
The console was known for its telescopic virtual 3d, which was kind of groundbreaking at that time.
Google Cardboard has something similar when it comes to cardboard usage, but it will surely not be as simple as Google’s.
One key difference is that this VR kit can be attached with the Nintendo Switch you own whereas Google Cardboard could only be used for mobile.
One negative about this Virtual Reality Kit is that it will not have any straps but you will keep it close to your eyes. So it’s no ordinary Virtual Reality Google too.
Some shops will be selling it with the new alien shooter game. Which will be compatible with the VR kit.
With kids in mind, the headset may be definitely worth the price when compared with the Playstation VR that costs $300.
Nintendo can be considered as the good guys together with google for trying to make the technology more accessible to the public considering their prices when compared to other VR suppliers such as PlayStation and Oculus
Lately, the sales have been going down a bit, but now they can be sure that the sales for the Nintendo Switch will start stabilizing again.
The Nintendo Labo VR KIt
Some expected it, some lost hope and others had no idea what’s happening. But Wednesday was an important day for VR spectators or Nintendo Players.
While Nintendo revealed that the Switch will be welcoming the expect VR kit, the question arose about the form of it.
The VR will not be a head-mounted display but will be cardboard ready to be mounted and will have a controller.
VR Kit can be assembled for 6 different toys that can be bought as a separate package in the future. One of the most surprising toys will definitely be the Elephant.
Bring in April! It’s going to be exciting, to say the least.
“This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo – Make, Play and Discover – to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,”
With this the newly appointed Nintendo America President, Doug Bowser. Confirmed that Nintendo is about to take the path of family and fun sector.
The bottom line will be that Nintendo switch players can’t expect to have the same comfortability that Playstation VR Offers but it will be groundbreaking and it’s something that Nintendo came up as first.
From this Nintendo Labo, Nintendo can definitely come with better ideas in the future.
As we wait and see about the effect and features of this Nintendo Labo, the future is definitely bright for Nintendo.
What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward?
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