Nintendo recently assured everyone that the Vitality Sensor is still in development, but if you've been wondering what's taking so long, let Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explain.
Speaking at a recent financial results briefing, Iwata clarified that the sensor is still on the way but won't reach the market until it's suitable for everyone.
This is a totally new type of entertainment, and there are large individual differences in the biological information of humans. For example, if it was acceptable that only 80% of the users thought the result was natural, then we could propose this to consumers right now. However, we are aiming for a level of quality in which 99% of consumers feel comfortable, and that is why this project is taking time to complete.
Having seen some of the offbeat Vitality Sensor game ideas that emerged last year, it's not hard to see why Nintendo wants to wait until the sensor is perfect before unleashing it on the world.