Quantcast
Miyamoto: Rivals face 'big challenge' with motion control - Destructoid




Miyamoto: Rivals face 'big challenge' with motion control


8:20 AM on 08.03.2009
Miyamoto: Rivals face 'big challenge' with motion control photo



Legendary game designer and dignity-shirker Shigeru Miyamoto has been talking about the "me-too" motion controls of rival companies, claiming that Microsoft's Project Natal and Sony's Wiimote will face some tough challenges in their quest to get into the hands of consumers.

"We have sold millions of controllers at a good price point. And we have that delivery system successfully already implemented," explains the cheeky funster. "For other companies starting from zero and trying to figure out how to get it out there at a decent price point is a big challenge."

Miyamoto also had something to say about DLC, believing it is yet to prove a substantial replacement for physical media: "Personally, I'm one of those guys who, even if I have all the songs from iTunes, I want the CD as well. I feel more reassured with that physical media. Entertainment is something that will not just become digital. If I look at Wii MotionPlus, this is something that you're not doing via digital distribution."

I'm not usually one to agree with Miyamoto's passive-aggressive swipes at the industry, but he's right about motion control. Nintendo has that market cornered and the rather sad attempts to copy it have a good chance of failing. The so-called "casual" consumers already have the Wii. Why would they need anything else?






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Nintendo

1:00 PM on 08.29.2014
The 'New 3DS' will have an internet filter in Japan, unless you pay $0.30

We saw the reveal of the New 3DS this morning. It looks pretty sweet right? I already upgraded from a standard launch 3DS to an XL, and now I want to do it all over again. It also has a pretty unique feature from an internet ...more



12:30 PM on 08.29.2014
Nintendo offers free Smash Bros. OST if you buy both versions

Nintendo has a pretty cool promotion going on for all you Smash Bros. fans out there. If you buy both versions of the upcoming game on the 3DS and Wii U, you'll get a free soundtrack. It looks like there are two discs, r...more



11:45 AM on 08.29.2014
Here's Nintendo's big ol' list of upcoming third-party games

Tons of new games are coming down the line for the 3DS and Wii U, with more than 60 of them slated to release before the end of the year. This morning, Nintendo sent along a handy list of what we can expect this Fall. Skimmin...more



View all Nintendo






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more