"If you asked as if this might be possible in the future, certainly we can't say no," Kimishima said.

"In terms of how it can be used for gaming, it's something we must consider."

I can't say that we have no interest in VR because VR offers new ways of playing, but that depends on what kind of software can be played," he continued.

"But what kind of software works, that's only something you only know once you actually experience it.

On the matter of specifications, reports from Eurogamer last week suggested the tablet form of the Switch will feature a 6.2" multi-touch screen at only 720p.

While that may sound underpowered, it wouldn't impact VR - visuals for that would largely be down to whatever headset Nintendo came up with - and it seems unlikely any VR presence from Nintendo would extend outside of the living room even as mobile VR continues to expand with the likes of Google Daydream entering the field .

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