Not Everyone Can Smoothly Finger The Wii Vitality Sensor

Not Everyone Can Smoothly Finger The Wii Vitality Sensor

The Wii Vitality Sensor, which supposedly sensors your vitals, debuted at the 2009 E3 gaming expo. Then, it was too mellow for E3 in 2010. What about this year? Don’t hold your breath!

At a recent meeting, an analyst asked Nintendo president Satoru Iwata about life-science doohickey, and the exec replied that the release date for the product hasn’t been decided. The Wii Vitality Sensor, however, still is in development. Iwata explained that it works on only 80 per cent of people, and it’s difficult to get it to work for 99 per cent.

Maybe more news at this year’s E3? Maybe not…

2011年4月26日(火)決算説明会 – 質疑応答 [任天堂]


  • New nintendo System is coming out.
    This will not make the wii market.

    This will likely be incorporated into the new Nintendo controller. Which would make sense.

  • How can this not work for most people? It is simply a rebranded pulse oximeter as used in healthcare settings everyday. They just work easily for anyone who has normal circulation.
    This justification is pure bs.

  • Oh- and you can buy them for well under $100 – under $50 in some cases so the manufacturing cost is not the issue. It’s more likely they haven’t made a decent game for it yet.

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