While successful on certain platforms, VR gaming still has a long way to go when it comes to becoming financially viable for the average consumer. Until then, there are ways to experience the fun of VR without going broke in the process. One such recently announced product offers the first VR-like experience exclusively for Nintendo Switch, called the NS Glasses 3D VR Headset.
Similar to other VR headsets which require you to place your smartphone at the front, this headset locks your Nintendo Switch into place so it remains secure while you're playing. A face pad and adjustable headband were implemented to add some comfort to the product, and it's said to be compatible with every Nintendo Switch game out there. The downside there is that this headset is an unofficial third-party accessory, so the video games will likely never be optimized for use with it.
The Nintendo Switch lacks 3D capability, though the headset simulates the effect with "color switching technology". The company also claims the headset "smoothens out" the pixel count to give the appearance of a higher resolution. While it would truly be a blast to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in true VR, it's left to be seen how the experience will play out with the NS Glasses headset — especially considering the weight of the console. However, if you're interested, you can sign up now at NSGlasses.com and pick up your own for $49.99 when it begins to ship. Doing so will save you 50% off its regular price of $100.
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