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The Nintendo Aurion, also known as the Aurion, is a tenth-generation home console created and developed by Nintendo. The console was confirmed on the 14th of June 2020 and was release a year later in 2021. The Nintendo Aurion VR Headset was the first commercially successful Nintendo Virtual Reality headset, and the second to be created, after the failed Virtual Boy. Overall the Nintendo Aurion was a commercial success, with critics specifically complimenting the incorporation of the VR Headset, backwards compatibility with the NX, the Wii U, the Wii and the GameCube.
The console itself supports 8K, 4K and 1080p graphics, but also supports all Nintendo console controllers prior to the Gamecube, Blu-Ray discs, amiibo and Bluetooth. Furthermore, many pieces of technology used in the Wii U and NX can be reused, meaning that you can continue using the Wii U sensor, with Wii controllers or you can use the Nintendo NX controllers with the the Aurion. The Aurion's controllers are standard vibration-feedback gamepads, which allows the user to interact with the controller in the classic way that the N64 did. The Aurion is also compatible with the AurionTech, which allows controller-less gameplay, a lot like the XBOX Kinect.
Released on the 21st of July 2021, the Nintendo Aurion featured a strong release line-up, with large franchises such as Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing and The Sims being launched on the same day as the Nintendo Aurion's release.
In Japan the Nintendo Aurion was released on the 10th July 2025 in most electronic stores and at online retailers. On it's launch date, in the new Nintendo Ometesando Headquarters, fireworks were launched to celebrate the occasion. Three Nintendo shops opened on this date as well, and set off fireworks at the locations of these shops. The console sold 2.8million copies on the first day of release.
Meanwhile in North America In the United States, the Nintendo Aurion was released on the 11th July 2025 and sold 1.1million copies on the first day of release. Nintendo released it at their stores and online, however it was also being sold at most other online retailers. It was exclusive on the high street to Nintendo's shops and Wal-Mart.
Furthermore in Europe the Aurion was released on the 15th July 2025 and opened 16 shops, throughout the continent, with 6 in the United Kingdom, 3 in France, 2 in Germany, 1 in Italy, 1 in Czech Republic, 1 in Spain, 1 in Russia and 1 in Poland. Fireworks were set off in London at the companies new European headquarters. The console was released at Tesco, Carrefour, SeventhHeaven and GAME. It was released at most good retailers online. 1.7million copies were sold on the first day.