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Iwata: Nintendo passed on camera technology

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the Financial Times that he’s quite literally seen the techology before. Or, at least, he’s seen motion-sensing cameras before. Iwata told the Financial Times that Nintendo had previously experimented with camera-based motion sensing, but found much better results with the accelerometers that became the basis of the Wii Remote.


“Until they say when they’re releasing it, how much it costs and what software it comes with,” Iwata said, “we won’t know whether that is the route we should have taken. However . . . I think they couldn’t choose to release exactly the same thing.” 

Of course, we have to remember that pretty much everyone has seen motion-sensing cameras in games before, because Sony sold a lot of them starting in 2003. The idea isn’t new at all, and it makes it even less surprising that Nintendo has tried it. 

[Via Seattle PI]

[Via Joystiq]

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