Miyamoto Laughs (Kinda) At Other Motion Control Projects

Considering both of Nintendo's rivals announced motion-control projects, one might wonder what Shigeru Miyamoto's reaction would be. The BBC asked if Ninty was "in danger of getting left behind by the competition." Laughter has no translation, but if Shiggy's did, it might be "The f—k you talking about...?"

Go up to 3:50 for the relevant segment, or read the transcript below:

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.

Miyamoto sang a similar tune of feigned flattery three years ago when asked about the SixAxis. But he does make a fair point, that controls, no matter how innovative, need games that are developed to exploit them.

NIntendo Unmoved by Rivals' Plans [BBC via GoNintendo]


    Nintendo established motion control games? Funny, didn't the Eyetoy come out well before the Wii? Not to mention the webcam motion control games I was playing on PC several years before that...

    Hahahahaha. Microsoft had a motion controller for PC about 10-15 years ago...I'm pretty sure they were experimenting with this before nintendo was. Microsoft and Sony had patents for motion controllers before nintendo did....proof that nintendo were actually last to think about it....although first to implement it.

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