Nintendo tried motion capture, passed on it

While Sony and Microsoft are showing off their motion capture tech, Nintendo waves their hand dismissively, saying ‘been there, done that.’

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Financial Times that the camera-based motion capture tech was hoofy when compared to what they had going on with the accelerometers. Nintendo said that they tried expermential games using motion capture, but later passed on them in favor of what the Wii uses now.

Iwata might look silly throwing this out if Natal or Sony’s glowing pleasure sticks come back to bite them in the ass. I’m not counting on that, though.

Of course, that’s not to say that Microsoft or Sony won’t get better results than Nintendo did. I don’t care, though. I’m just going to be old-fashioned and hit buttons on good ol’ controllers.  

[via PCmag]

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