Nintendo Adds Almost $1.4 Billion In Value Thanks To Labo Project

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Nintendo's Labo, two sets of DIY cardboard kits dubbed "Toy-Cons" that work in conjunction with the Nintendo Switch, are winning over the hearts and minds of makers everywhere. Once built, the toys act as accessories you can use to enhance your gaming experience. After a vague announcement, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Labo, a typically Nintendo-innovative and weird way to play with your Nintendo Switch. Then, the Switch will walk you through the building process with step-by-step directions that you can easily rewind or fast-forward. One of the packs includes stickers and coloured tape to customise the designs further.

Nintendo is hoping its newest gadget will appeal to kids and their vivid imaginations, allowing them to bring their favorite games into the physical world. When worn, you become a robot on the Switch, which moves like you do. Unlike with the Switch, it seems unlikely Nintendo will struggle to keep up with demand as the base materials used in each kit are so widely available. With this set, you actually wear a cardboard suit containing Joy-Con controllers in the headset and backpack. Turn your Joy-Cons into a working RC auto.

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Toy-Con RC Car: Insert the Left and Right Joy-Con into your newly built RC Car and control its movement using touch screen controls on the Nintendo Switch console. "Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations". You can also make a house (which'll have a super cute creature in it for you to care for), or a motorbike that's controlled by functional handlebars. For example, it produces the sounds of the piano or creates the digital fish that you physically reel in.

Are you interested in the Nintendo Labo? That'd be more than enough to sell anyone over the age of 12 on the Labo, I think (and I doubt kids below 12 will be upset about playing a game that lets you take pictures of frolicking Pokémon). The Variety Kit retails for $70 and the Robot Kit retails for $80.


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