DigiTimes are reporting that Nintendo have delayed mass production of their upcoming console, codenamed NX. Production was originally intended to begin in mid-2016, but has now been pushed back to early 2017. According to the outlets sources, this has been done so that Nintendo can “enhance the console’s video game/handheld game integrated gaming experience” and “add VR functionality into the system.”
According to DigiTimes’ sources, the NX will combine a home console with handheld functionality. The console will feature a “5-7 inch display, a controller and joystick for users to play mobile gaming product[s], but [will] also be able to connect to a TV for users to play as a video game system.”
The report goes on to state that Nintendo is now planning to add VR functionality to the console to “satisfy the popular trend in the gaming market.”
It’s best to take this rumour with a massive amount of salt, considering Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie spoke at E3 last year against virtual reality, stating that in its current state that it “wasn’t fun.” Unless he or the company have seen something to change their mind, it seems like a fairly sudden shift in thinking.