Nintendo Wii: Miyamoto Laughs Off Other Motion Controllers


The BBC decided to interview Shigeru Miyamoto to get an idea on how he felt about his rivals competing against Nintendo with a plethora of motion sensing devices, Miyamoto’s initial response to this intriguing question was to simply laugh aloud.

Not worried at all. The fact that both of those companies are looking at finding ways to get the gamer off the couch, taking advantage of MC, and really getting the gamer to control the game by moving their body, shows that No. 1 they’ve looked at what we’ve done with Wii, and seen the value in that. And now they’re moving in the same direction that we have already established. … We’ve been experimenting with motion control for over five years now. Based on the announcements we’ve seen here at E3, it seems these other two companies have really only been experimenting with this only very recently. … It looks like they’re still in their initial stages and are trying to create experiences that at this point don’t have the type of depth that we’re able to provide with Wii Motion Plus.

– Shigeru Miyamoto



  1. Nintendo have always been the innovators, though not always successfully. You must wonder what’s next. Had they anticipated something like Project Natal? Certainly possible.

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