At a recent shareholder meeting in Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, admitted that the NX wasn't shown at E3 because the company were worried about imitators.
Despite that, it appears that he wasn't overly impressed with the VR tech that was on show at E3, adding:
"Long play sessions are an issue. We want to release something that can be played for long periods, carries value, and is affordable. We want parents to feel at ease."
A VR equipped NX would certainly make the console more competitive, especially if they can hit those targets.
The NX isn't due out until March 2017, but it could have been released earlier according to Nintendo CEO, Tatsumi Kimishima, who, in a Q & A with investors last month, stated:
"We believe that when launching hardware, the amount of quality software for consumers to play at launch is important, and that we ought to determine our launch dates based on this."
Does the possible inclusion of VR make you more likely to buy the NX? Or are you waiting to see if Nintendo have something more up their sleeve? Let us know in the forums or comment below.