Satoru Iwata firmly believes that the Wii’s accelerometers work better than the new technology that drives both Microsofts and Sony’s new motion sensing technology.
Speaking to the Financial Times, Satoru Iwata explained that Nintendo had experimented with motion sensing cameras but the technology was ultimately rejected primarily because the Wii’s current accelerometer-based technology worked better.
Until they say when they’re releasing it, how much it costs, and what software it comes with, we won’t know whether that is the route we should have taken, however…I think they couldn’t choose to release exactly the same thing. Companies whose people said that motion sensing wouldn’t work are now proposing motion sensors.
– Satoru Iwata