Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has clarified to investors why the company have chosen to keep quiet about the Wii Vitality Sensor. The Wii Vitality sensor is currently still in the works at Nintendo but there have been numerous factors that have delayed the peripherals development.
“I imagine that you are worried about that because it hasn’t been put on the market even though a long time has passed since it was initially announced.”
“This is a totally new type of entertainment, and there are large individual differences in the biological information of humans.
“For example, if it was acceptable that only 80 per cent of the users thought the result was natural, then we could propose this to consumers right now. However, we are aiming for a level of quality in which 99 per cent of consumers feel comfortable, and that is why this project is taking time to complete.”
“I feel that this project has a lot of interesting potential, and we would like to continue this project without giving up,” he continued, “but it is difficult to overcome this hurdle, so please understand that now I cannot clearly say when we will be ready to put this on the market.”
– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata