Mario Kart VR Expands to Western Europe

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Insight Articles, Location-Based Entertainment

Mario Kart VR

Highlights Bandai Namco is expanding Mario Kart Arcade GP VR from its first location in Japan to London. The new location will open at The O2 on August 3, 2018. Four players can race against each other for £8 per person. Our analysis Western Europe is quickly becoming the leading region in terms of the development of LBE VR locations. The region … Read More

Bandai Namco’s New VR Zone Shinjuku Shows Bright Future for VR Arcades

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Bandai Namco's New VR Zone in Shinjuku Highlight's Bright Future for Location-Based VR

VR ZONE Shinjuku, a location-based virtual reality entertainment facility in Tokyo, Japan, opened its doors last week on July 14th. VR ZONE is owned and operated by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., a top arcade, mobile and home video game publisher headquartered in Japan. VR ZONE Shinjuku offers a glimpse at the new LBVRE venues opening each week and highlights the … Read More

Greenlight Discussion: HTC Link Exclusively Available in . . . Japan?

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HTC's new headset, Link, is the first mobile headset to support 6DoF.

Thoughts by Analysts Alexis Macklin and Colin McMahon  Last week, HTC announced its first mobile-based VR headset, Link. It is the first mobile-based headset to incorporate 6DoF and will be made available exclusively in Japan later this year. This is the second of two recent non-Vive headset announcements from HTC. HTC also announced an all-in-one headset in collaboration with Google. … Read More