UK schools have approached Nintendo for using Labo for educational purposes

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User Info: 587Deathking

587Deathking
5 months ago#1
Nintendo UK recently stated during a Nintendo Labo demo session that they have been approached by several schools about using Labo as an educational tool. [Thanks, Gameindustry.biz!]

Of note in Nintendo Labo’s various functionalities is the Toy-Con Garage function, where simple Toy-Cons can be programmed to function using the Joy-Cons and the Nintendo Switch screen.

Nintendo did not say anything about the results of those talks, but Nintendo would likely need to create a Labo-specific SKU to turn the Switch into an education tool. Minecraft: Education Edition is an example of a successful conversion of a video game into something for the classroom, but Microsoft had to set up an entire department just for that version.


http://www.siliconera.com/2018/04/23/uk-schools-approached-nintendo-using-nintendo-labo-educational-purposes/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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User Info: Kovatch

Kovatch
5 months ago#2
Cool. I wish I'd had that class.)
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User Info: LuxHeart

LuxHeart
5 months ago#3
I knew this would happen. I said on IGN Forums that the best way for Switch to be successful would be to do like Apple and be used for educational purposes. Schools, Libraries, Youth Centers, Youth Programs, and Summer camps are great examples for Labo to succeed. The only thing is the price tag. However, Apple Products are expensive and used by schools. Nintendo is probably going to have a price cut for schools or they'll sell in bulk to school districts/cities for educational purposes. Another thing is to market it as a PREMIUM educational tool to justify the price. Not only in America, but in schools and youth programs world wide. Even in China if they decide to FINALLY release the Switch there. I can see the potential in this getting big.

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PS4Warrior
5 months ago#4
Nice, good to see it having a wide appeal like the Wii.
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User Info: raulgarcia2

raulgarcia2
5 months ago#5
as predicted

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/189706-nintendo-switch/76236061
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User Info: rusty12000

rusty12000
5 months ago#6
I think we will be seeing more kits soon.
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derekfishbowl
5 months ago#7
rusty12000 posted...
I think we will be seeing more kits soon.


That’s a given. The reveal showed a camera, a bird, a gas pedal, and an arm extension (?) that are not in the current kits.

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Chemazan
5 months ago#8
PS4Warrior posted...
Nice, good to see it having a wide appeal like the Wii.

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CloudStrife630
5 months ago#9
Lmao I’m the one who said this is what would happen. Stay hating haters
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gayelord
5 months ago#10
CloudStrife630 posted...
Lmao I’m the one who said this is what would happen. Stay hating haters


apparently some other hero in this thread staked a claim to saying that would happen

i dont who to believe ???
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