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Nintendo brings virtual reality to the Switch with new Labo kits

By Shawn Knight
Mar 7, 2019
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  1. Nintendo is once again trying its hand at virtual reality, this time with its Switch console and Labo construction platform.

    The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes six cardboard Toy-Con creations to build including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, the Toy-Con Blaster and the Toy-Con Camera. The basic kit works by slotting a Nintendo Switch into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and holding them up to your face. Sorry, no hands-free straps here.

    Doug Bowser, who is set to replace Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America president next month, said the 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.

    The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch in two configurations. The full kit will include the Toy-Cons mentioned above as well as a Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant for $79.99. The Starter Set, meanwhile, will be priced at $39.99 and include the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster. Both launch in stores on April 12.

    Expansion sets will also be available should you want to add to the starter kit at a later date.

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  2. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Guru Posts: 499   +367

    Due to weak hardware limitations only one eye can be used ha ha.
     
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,511   +1,973

    Not good enough even for kids.
     
  4. Morris Minor

    Morris Minor TS Addict Posts: 112   +55

    What is the res of the switch? 1080p? so that will be 540p per eye. screen door effect will be really bad.
     

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