Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Chose Not To Use Camera Motion Sensing Device


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



  1. jejeje nintendo continues the b%$&h slapping!
    totally true… i remember the other companies trowing garbage at nintendos wii proposal… and now showing videos about something they still havent done. They must be really desesperate

  2. ehhh i love nintendo and all, but wii was a disappointment to me. graphic wise. as for the motion sensing crap, umm if they succeed, nintendo is pretty much done. i dont see why nintendo couldnt give us both motion sensing and better graphics, or atleast better online play. i think nintendo is gonna continue to disappoint me

  3. Let’s hope Wii MotionPlus is the game changer that Nintendo state it is. Whilst the Wii Mote is a fantastic peripheral you can’t help but think it could be more precise on certain titles. Wii Sports Resort will definitely give us a insight into how it’ll fare.

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