For as welcomed as Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus is, there are many who feel that it should have been available on day one when the Wii launched back in 2006. It’s certainly an understandable argument, however it seems that simply wasn’t in the cards for Nintendo at the time.
Legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto recently told the Telegraph:
“It was not technically feasible for the technology to be realized with such a compact size. The fact we are now being able to sell MotionPlus at this price, at this size, is the result of technological advancements in the field of microelectro-mechanical systems, which took place after Wii launched.”
So there you have it. The delayed release of the Wii MotionPlus wasn’t part of some elaborate scheme to rip off consumers, or some huge miscalculation on Nintendo’s part. Nintendo just needed more time to nail down the technology. Makes sense to me.
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