Miyamoto: Have Confidence in Us
Posted by Jamie Giggs
Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto has urged fans to keep the faith
In an interview with Mercury News, Miyamoto has reasserted that the company has plenty of ideas with the much-maligned Wii Vitality Sensor.
For those of you that don't know, the Vitality Sensor is a fingertip pulse oximeter sensor that connects through the Wii Remote and was announced by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata at Nintendo's E3 2009 media briefing. Despite this, no games were announced which are going to use this new device.
In the interview Miyamoto said:
Ideally we would have been able to talk about this in terms of the software implementation rather than just the sensor itself. I don't have any indication for you (of what we have in the works) other than to say that we have lots of very creative ideas. We understand the challenge before us, and we have met these challenges in the past. We just ask that people have confidence in us.
He also spoke of the challenges that face MS and Sony when it comes to motion sensor controllers:
One of the challenges is not just to create a natural controller, but how do you get it into the hands of the people? How do you do that cost effectively? I think we've accomplished that. We have sold millions of controllers at a good price point. And we have that delivery system successfully already implemented. For other companies starting from zero and trying to figure out how to get it out there at a decent price point is a big challenge.
Are you interested in Nintendo's Vitality Sensor, or is it one attachment too many?