Reggie Explains Why Nintendo Is Betting On eSports Rather Than Virtual Reality

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With most video game companies now jumping on the Virtual Reality bandwagon it will no doubt surprise some people that Nintendo hasn’t decided to venture into the space. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that they have experimented with Virtual Reality and AR with the ill-fated Virtual Boy and the Nintendo 3DS. He also explained that they are currently conducting their own research with internal experiments, but the company simply doesn’t believe that Virtual Reality is ready for prime time yet. Instead, they are focussing on the growing popularity of eSports where they have seen big success with Super Smash Bros and the recent Nintendo World Championships 2015.

“We have a long and deep history with VR with Virtual Boy, and we also have a history with augmented reality because there’s AR in Nintendo 3DS,” Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, says. “We know the tech and we know how…

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