Nyko Wireless Nunchuk - OBJECTION!
Posted by Damien McFerran
Nintendo isn't best pleased with "rip-off" design
We covered Nyko’s innovative wireless Nunchuk controller in a news piece some time ago and were generally pleased by the fact that a peripheral manufacturer had decided to fix one of the key problems with the Wii’s control setup – the pesky wire that keeps hitting you in the face as you furiously fling the Wiimote and Nunchuk around.
However, it seems that Nintendo is less pleased. It’s recently been confirmed that the hardware giant has filed a lawsuit against Nyko, stating that the Kama Nunchuk controller “wholly appropriates the novel shape, design, overall appearance and even the color and materials used in the Nintendo Nunchuk controller”.
Nyko has unsurprisingly fought its corner, replying: “We have not knowingly violated anyone's intellectual property and we're still examining this”.
Looking at the startling similarity between the two designs, it’s hard to believe that Nyko didn’t at least glance at the original Nunchuk before constructing its variant.
Hopefully all this courtroom tomfoolery means that Nintendo is looking to bring its own wireless Nunchuk to the market? We shall see.