Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Nintendo waited on Wii MotionPlus tech for three years


11:39 AM on 10.06.2008
Nintendo waited on Wii MotionPlus tech for three years photo



Destructoid editors manned a good chunk of a center row pretty close to the stage this year at Nintendo's E3 presentation. We could even see Cammie's teleprompter eyes. When the Wii MotionPlus perpherial was finally announced on stage, we all looked at each other as if to say another Nintendo add-on? Great. Superb.

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime said that the MotionPlus was a planned addition from the start. He explained in an interview with VentureBeat that they were aware of the technology back when the Wii was originally designed. They say that it was just that the cost was too high for the business model, so they held off. 

"By waiting about three years, the costs come down substantially and it becomes a viable product," said Fils-Aime.

I don't know if I believe that. From the product showing we saw at E3, the games did not look like titles that came from 3 years of knowledge about the perpherial. And we've heard that some of the third-party developers were taken by surprise at E3.

Was it really so expensive that they couldn't add it on in the first place? Edge points out that Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata said in August, "...The cost of making the Wii Motion Plus is not that much, so I think we can make it very affordable." Did the price really change that much in 3 years?






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.



Review: Ironfall: Invasion photo
Review: Ironfall: Invasion
10:00 AM on 02.27.2015


Nice troll, Best Buy photo
Nice troll, Best Buy
5:45 PM on 02.26.2015






Nintendo

10:00 AM on 02.27.2015
Review: Ironfall: Invasion

Developing a Gears of War-like cover shooter for Nintendo 3DS is unconventional, but that's just what VD-Dev did with Ironfall: Invasion. Featuring both local and online multiplayer, as well as an 11-stage campaign, the project seems fairly ambitious for the handheld, and as you'd expect, there are mixed results. While multiplayer turned out well enough, the campaign is a mess.more



3:00 AM on 02.27.2015
Pokémaniacs! Gold/Silver starters now on Pokémon Bank

Great news for all you Pokémaniacs out there: you can now receive Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr along with their Hidden Abilities from the Pokémon Bank, brother. This comes just after the one year anniver...more



7:00 PM on 02.26.2015
There's a max Rupee glitch in Hyrule Warriors

9,999,999 Rupees in Hyrule Warriors. Yeah, I could go for that. The game's community has been working tirelessly to figure out a newly discovered glitch that involves slaying a giant boss (King Dodongo, Gohma, etc.) with a w...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