Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Developing American Football Controller

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Nintendo is working on yet another Wii peripheral this time setting their sights on the joys of American football.

Howard Cheng, Vice President of Research and Development at Nintendo of America, has recently issued a patent for a soft football controller for use with the Wii and the remote.

Throwing – Players firmly strap their hands to the ball and make a throwing motion. The pitch angle and force of the throw determines the trajectory arc of the throw. Side to side motion determines the yaw angle. Pressing buttons on the Wii remote can adjust other options.

Running – The football controller sense body motion, shifting left and right to dodge tacklers and even jumping motions by raising the ball. Running speed is determined by players making a jogging motion.

- American Football patent

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8 thoughts on “Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Developing American Football Controller”

    1. @ Mario What the hell are you talking about? Madden comes out once a year, and EA didn’t even make an NCAA football game for the Wii this year. I’m not aware of ANY other Wii football games.

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  1. @ Mario What the hell are you talking about? Madden comes out once a year, and EA didn’t even make an NCAA football game for the Wii this year. I’m not aware of ANY other Wii football games.

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  2. This idea is going to fail. Like 2006 did.

    “OH NINTENDO! I’m suing you because I broke my TV screen with my Wii Remote!”

    Except now we’re going to have the football breaking everyone’s TVs.

    It’s a good idea, but it will fail.

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  3. @ Prof Tre – I wasn’t speaking literally. I was making a joke. The whole point of the joke is that Madden usually gets more games on a console than first party series (Mario Kart, Smash Bros, etc.)

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  4. I think this sounds GREAT!!! If they had like an elastic strap comin ot of the football to secure it when you’re throwin it. It would be great! I can’t wait. We have all the wii items times six and this would be awesome!!!

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