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70-80% Of Splatoon Users Use Motion Controls Two Months After Launch

It seems as though motion controls are the preferred control scheme of choice for the majority of Splatoon players. The news comes from Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi who has stated in an interview that roughly 70-80% of players use the gyro controls for better precision when taking out other players.

“About 70-80 per cent of players are using the gyro controls. That’s not to say we’re forcing it on to them. From our point of view, we think that the gyro controls are the best way to play Splatoon, the reason being there are two main movements you need for a shooter. One is moving the body, the other is aiming where you’re shooting. In that sense, we think for Splatoon the gyro gives that subtle movement and more precise actions to be able to really experience the game in a much better way.”

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    1. Other than the demo I instantly switched to two analog control and set the sensitivity higher and it works like a charm for me. Plays like any shooter. And the argument over preciseness isn’t true. Depends on how it’s set up and your individual reaction.

    2. Same here hell i was playing halo with some firends the other day (local multiplayer) and was moving the xbox controller like a retard. Took a few matches to get the feeling of the analogues back xD

  1. I agree all the way, gyro controls are the way to go. Maybe that is because I don’t have experience with First Person Shooters on consoles, but the gyro controls really enhance this game and making aiming so intuitive and precise.

    1. Yea because if I’m laying on the couch I want to move around. It’s kind of like skyward sword, yea motion control was cool but sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy the game, not wave your arm like a looney

    1. There’s no CORRECT control. It’s all a matter of personal opinion. If there were to be a spot on precise control it shouldn’t been touch screen aiming like a mouse similar to Kid Icarus. That would’ve been the closest to precise aiming. As for me I enjoy dual analog.

      1. There is a correct control. Of course you can have your personal preference, and by all means play with whatever controls you want, but is it an inferior, less powerful and less precise control scheme? It certainly is.

  2. as soon as they implement the pro controller in online play, then I’ll be onboard with this game. me and the gamepad don’t hang. it’s great for vc though.

  3. I used the sticks to aim during the first 2 weeks or so, but when I switched to Gyro aiming, I realized how much better it is. It’s a lot easier to make very minor or major adjustments, and just feels much more accurate. The gamepad gyro controls are just great.

  4. Eh, I’ll keep on with traditional controls. Gyro’s/motion aren’t for me, but it’s good to see that a lot of people are enjoying them.

  5. Random observation…this is a nintendo site…and we all like the uniqueness of their games…I’m sure we have a second console of choice…but I have noticed a lot of you when given the chance will play the game with a pro controller, or duel sticks….to each it’s own…that’s fine but you think more of us would use the pad…that said I very rarely don’t use it….or some motion…did pointer in cod and pro in Mario kart…but my wife prefers the pad

    1. TWIN STICKS FACT WAS NEVER DESIGNED FOR FPS -SHOOTERS

      MOUSE MM PRECSION AIMING IS ONLY DOABLE BY FREE FORM MOUSE POINTING AND GYRO

      TWIN STICKERS ARE INSANE CASUALS TALKING SHIT

      1. Very true, in fact those “analog” controls on the sticks arent even analog because they have a pretty big and nasty window where you can move your stick just a bit and it wouldnt actually move the camera.

  6. I hope the NX has motion controls due to the fact that if Splatoon gets a sequel it just wouldn’t be the same without the motion controlers, truly the best motion controls nintendo has ever made

    1. ITS NOT MOTION STOP LUMPING EVERY MOVEMENT INTO A KINECT BUBBLE

      WII REMOTE 3D CORE CONTROLS AND MOUSE POINTING AND GAMEPAD MOUSE POINTING GYRO IS NOT THE SAME THING AS WAVING AROUND IN A DANCE GAME OR KINECT SPORTS

      KINDLY STOP BLAMING THE CORE TECHNOLAGY FOR POOR USE BY THE DEVELPERS

      WII REMOTES 3D MOUSE AND GAMEPAS 9 AXIS GYRO AE CORE AS FUCK

      JUST BECAUSE SOMETIMES THERE USED IN RETARDED WAYS IS NOT THE TECHS FAULT

      THINK MORE GROWN UP

  7. KINDLY STOP LUMPING EVERYTHING INTO THE TERM “””MOTION CONTROLS”””

    AS THO ALL FORMSOF MOTION ARE SOME HOW A CASUAL RETARD THING

    WII REMOTE CORE CONTROLS ARE NOT THE SAME ASCA DANCE DANCE GAME

    GYRO MOUSE ISNT THE SAMR AS KINECT ETC ETC ETC

    THE PHRAZE MOTION CONTROLS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

    MOVING YOUR ARM TO USE A PC MOUSE IS THAT MOTION CONTROLS

    MOINGBYOUR THUMBS ON ANOLOG STICKS IS THAT MOTION CONTROLS SEE HOW RETARDED THAT PHRAZE IS!!!!

    ITS GYRO MOUSE SPLATOON SUPPORTS GYRO MOUSE ITS NOT DERP RETARD MOTION LIKE A UBISOFT DANCE GAME OR KINECT GAME

    ITS A 9AXIS 15 X HIGHER RESOLUTION GYRO SENCER BEING USED AS A MOUSE AIM

    ITS CORE AS FUCK

    TWIN STICK SHOOTERS ARE OUT DATED AND RETARDED AND JANKY AND CLUNKY

    WII REMOTE AND GAMEPAD GYRO ARE MOUSE LIKE CONTROLS FOR CORE GAMERS SHOOTERS

    THE TERM MOTION CONTROLS IS ALWAYS USED TO IMPLY RETARDED AND ONLY RETARDED PEOOLE DO THAT

    MOUSE GYRO IS CORE AS A MOTHER FUCKER

    1. Please refrain from typing in all caps from now on. I appreciate what you’re trying to say, but using all caps is bothersome for the regular users.

    1. learning curv nd practice this is exctly the issue with xbots and sonyfiles

      thee both full of casual gamer bull shit blaming the controls and calling twinsticks core shooting

      bull shit twin sticks is BOT AIM

  8. FACT GAMEPADS GYRO PLUS STICKS RAPES TWIN STICK CONTROLS

    WII REMOTE AND CHUCK ALSO RAPE TWIN STICK CONTROLS THAT IS A MOUSE AIMING FACT

  9. ps4 no gyro mouse no mouse pointer NOT NEXT GEN =CASUAL BOX

    XBONE NO GYRO MOUSE NO MOUSE POINTER= CASUAL BOX

    SONY AND MS ARE MAKING GENEIC CASUAL ENTERTAINMENT BOX’S

    WIIU IS A CLASS LEADING “””””GAMERS DEVICE”””””

  10. I hated the motion controls i almost stopped playing it til i realized i could change it to analog sticks.

    1. TYPICAL FAGGOT GAMER IDIOT CANNOT LEARN A BETTER SYSTEM

      CASUAL FAGGOT ITS NOT MOTION CONTROLS ITS GYRO MOUSE YOU FAKE GAMER CALLING IT MOTION PROVES YOUR A DICK

      IS MOVING A PC MOUSE MOTION CONTROLS

      shut the fuck up with your WEIRD MIND SET

  11. I HAVE NOT TWIN STICKED A SHOOTER SINCE 2006

    GUESS WHY ??????????!!!!!!!

    IM A GAMER WII REMOTES IR POINTER IS GODLY GAMEPADS GYRO ALSO

    TWIN ANOLOG FAGGOTS ARE TO DUMB TO LEARN A “”””BETTER””” STSYEM

    STUCK IN THERE 1996 DUALSHOCK CHILDHOODS

  12. And that’s why I always have 15+ kills against these motion control noobs. Analog is more accurate, reliable, and will always trump motion controls.

    1. ANOLOG MORE ACCORATETHAN A MOUSE

      BULL SHIT IMPOSABLE YOUR TALKING TOTAL HORSE SHIT

      A PLASTIC STICK VS A MOUSE YOUR A RETARD

      ITS A 9 AXIS 15 X HIGHER RESOLUTION GYRO THAN ANY OTHER DEVICE ITS 15 X MORE PRESICE THAN DUALSHOCK 4S 6 AXIS AND LAG FREE

      you are exposing your FANBOY SELF twin anolog is DOG SHIT vs MOUSE-MOUSE POINTER-GYRO MOUSE ENGINERRING FACT XYZ FACT

      YOUR A IDIOT

  13. saying two anologs is better than a mouse aimer

    is no different to saying eating shit is better than eating steak BULL SHIT

    THISIS A MATTER OF ENGINEERING FACT VS A FANBOYS OPINION

    A STICK CANNOT MATCH A MOUSE YOU RETARDED FUCKS

  14. Well aren’t you fucking happy Nintendo kept that shit now? People who shit on Skyward sword too. That game was great. Fuck you if you disagree.

  15. Looks like motion controls won’t be going anywhere off a Nintendo console anytime soon. Like the rumble pack that got turned into a built in feature for controllers, I can see the gyro controls getting the same treatment for basic/traditional controllers, like the Wii U Pro Controller.

  16. Oh & nnx, please shut the hell up! You are making every Nintendo fan here look bad with your fanboy rants! Hell! You are even making some of the fanboys here look like fans!

  17. If you don’t play with Motion Controls well, obviously you don’t like change and you prefer to stay with Atari’s mindset of “Controls should never change in a game, they should always just be 1 stick and 1 button” Motion is best for Splatoon.

  18. I tried without the motion controls in local vs play… I couldn’t aim at all, even just to hit a stationary target. Motion controls all the way- I’ve got my setup down-pat so maneuvers from slight adjustments to rapidly turning around to deal with an ambush from behind are a breeze.

        1. Whoa! I thought he was mistaken too, but how could someone confuse Y with R? Never even tried. I got used to it after ten minutes and never bothered with other buttons again.

  19. Not using motion controls felt retarded. I immediately switched back to motion controls so I could continue wiping the floor with my opponents.

  20. I had to switch to the sticks, moving the game pad felt awkward to me. I can’t agree that it makes it more precise, motion controls can be a bit finicky at times. I couldn’t get the aiming down, it was too difficult to move the gamepad and focus on the buttons. I think it just depends on the person, my friend enjoys the gyro controls but I can’t stand them.

  21. Because Gamepad is forced. No other explanation while the other 20-30% are the people who skip buying this half ass $60 game due to many reasons including the forced Gamepad and lack of voice chat FOR FRIENDS ONLY (Which is not that fucking hard to do to avoid the “rude online players” excuse)

    1. Hello Stranga. Your continued loyalty to the empire is always appreciated. Though I think I’d like to point out that the lack of voice chat has less to do with rude people and more to do with adults (who are over half the splatoon fanbase) playing with kids (The intentional demographic) Granted, most kids are already well acquainted with the internet and are familiar with most profanity and sexual theory. What Nintendo of Japan was intending to prevent was the ease of access for specific types of adults who peruse relationships with the younger demographic. The game is aimed at kids and they wanting to prevent another possible Swap-Note incident I’m sure. They’re not being truthful about it because they’re ashamed of their oversight.

      1. Nintendo needs to get over it. There are always going to be scumbags using everything ever made for the wrong reasons, but that shouldn’t stop us from evolving & trying to make people’s lives better by making the technology evolve with the times. Phones, cell phones, letters, knives, guns, etc etc all get used for the wrong reasons sometimes but we aren’t banning every single one of those. Least not logical, sane people anyway.

        1. I think if it was rated T for teen, they most likely would have entegrated it. Even if it was in a stupid place like the lobby.

          1. I personally think it’s stupid regardless. I mean, they have parental controls built into the console’s infrastructure. Make people aware of parental controls, make them aware of the dangers of not having them activated on the console, & boom! Less kids in dangerous situations. Nintendo needs to quit babysitting other people’s children.

  22. I hate the gyro controls. Dual analog sticks all the way. The pro controller would be a godsend in this game but then again, they want to force relevance the gamepad doesn’t have so…let’s force ’em to use it. Yeah let’s not put a map on screen or give the option either so people will use the gamepad lol.

  23. And once again thestrangablog creeps his ignorant and stupid no life ass out of the shadows. “Gamepad is forced” Thats like saying the PS4 controller is forced. ITS THE MAIN FUCKING CONTROLLER YOU ASS FUCKING DIP PIECE OF SHIT. Just because its not a “traditional” controller doesn’t mean its not the main controller. And u can say all u want about it being “unfinished”, over 1 M. ppl are enjoying the hell outa this game. And It might be rushed because Nintendo needed to release it asap to bring up Wii U sales. And they handled it perfectly (imo) by steadily releasing free stuff. It makes u want to come back.

  24. To all you people out there who hate motion controls because you say it’s inaccurate or other BS like that try putting the sensor bar on top of the TV instead of behind the TV and if you are still whining about the motion controls 70 -80% of people like them so shut up.

  25. I can’t play with gyro controls at all. I’ve tried multiple times I’m no way near as proficient or competitive as I need to be. I go twin sticks with the sensitivity all the way down that’s when I’m real splatting stuff lol

  26. I never use motion controls and I regularly get 1400 points in each and every match. Motion controls can suck it.

  27. Wasn’t really reflected in the forum. I guess we actually are a silent majority. Who knew?

  28. A few months ago when I was trying to get through the tutorial after I first turned it on, I felt like a fucking retard using the gyro controls while trying to work a controller with analog sticks.

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