This year's E3 was all about motion control as both Sony and Microsoft decided to jump on the bandwagon that Nintendo got rolling when the Wii was released some time ago.
However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata - speaking in an interview with British newspaper The Times - revealed that he actually expected rival firms to take up the motion control challenge last year:
To tell the truth, I expected them to come up with stuff like this last year. So in my mind they're later than expected. I'd like to say to them, 'Welcome to the motion-control world!'
However, far from being intimidated by the new competition, Iwata stated that it's Nintendo's rivals that should be watching their backs:
They should bear in mind that over the next year Nintendo will not be standing still. We're always at work on something new.
I am actually looking forward to engaging in that sort of competition, because it gives our whole industry the chance to expand the gaming population.
Wohoo Iwata is a real badaaaasssss!
Uh Oh, PS3 and Microsoft bout to get a whoopin
The Times interview is well worth reading in its entirety, by the way.
Just read the interview. Quite a good read
Yup, really good read.
That was a thud of an ending.
Take that especially microsoft they should stick to making computer software which is good though
Yeah, thought same thing Corbie. I think I shall become invisible as well. ENDS ABRUPTLY
hahah the caption to the picture is perfect
Times Online article is above.
Microsoft's idea is interesting to be fair, but Sony have typically lost sight since the start of their PS3 project. That trend is continueing. I'd be embarassed if I was a "Sony PS fan"
im eager to know what ninty is up to this time ..
With all these awesome Nintendo games coming out soon I think Sony and Microsoft are in deep doo doo. Three new Mario games and an all new Metroid in the works! Those other guys are in for it now. Ninty is bringing out the big guns.
Perfect pose to represent that the competitors are too late to really make money when their projects are released, and BTW, Milo would only respond by the scripted commands!!!! I bet he would not see the tutu that I have in my hands.
So, it becomes clear why Motion Plus was announced days before E3 last year, Nintendo was trying to get a leg up on what they expected to be some real motion competition at last year's show.
@LEGEND MARIOID: Sony lost sight of their Playstation plan because Ken Kutaragi, the Father of Playstation, left his posistion to be replaced by Kaz Hirai, who had absolutely NO idea how to properly handle the Playstation brand. That idiot has ruined things for everybody. He also said that not offering Backwards Compatability would be "a disservice to our customers," and removed it without decent explanation a year and a bit later. So there's the explanation you didn't actually ask for.
@bbb7002004: I thought we pretty much knew that a year ago. I mean, it may not have been CONFIRMED yet, but it was pretty obvious.
Anyone else find it odd that the previous president of Nintendo held the position from 1949 to 2002 and yet they complained that Iwata was "young" at 42 when he took the job?
Yup! Keep expanding with limited online business models, limited online gameplaying, limited handheld device functions, and of course, limited size limits stunting creativity for online bought games.
In Iwata I trust (even the vitality dongle). good read ty.
In other words...
Iwata: HAHAHAHA! Bang. HAHAHAHA! Welcome to motion control!
Super Smash Bros Coming to VC for Europe this Friday!!!!!!!
Obviously Nintendo is going to be the best with motion controls. The Wii is 99% motion controlled and Nintendo has been doing that for 3 years now?
and Damo where is your Avatar from? It looks REALLY familiar
Well it is not expected to...
Awesome. Thanks for the interview link, Legend Marioid. And, um, yeah that's gotta be one of the oddest endings to an article I've ever read. <poof> Whoops, still here. <Poof!>
YES! Nintendo will start stepping it up and releasing tons of games now, yayyyyyyy. Not that I'm complaining. Totally excited for New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I just hope that he isn't talking about the wii vitality sensor
Nintendo is going to whip Sony & Microsoft at this! AWESOME, I like to see Nintendo kick ***!
The caption on Iwata's picture should've been "wha-BAM!" In a little jest to Microsoft's Project Natal Presentation Fail.
That's my second favorite picture of a Nintendo exec. the first being that Reggie one that keeps popping up everywhere
2009 looks to be very good for Nintendo. Wii MotionPlus is awesome!
You know... correct me if I'm wrong. But this seems to me the first time any exec from Nintendo has said they're in direct competition with other brands, rather than going the tired route of "they can do what they want, we're doing our own thing" which pretty much destroyed the Gamecube (which to me had the best games of the last gen).
I love Iwata, he's so BAD!!!
@chunky_droid: Seems to me they've been saying stuff like that for the past week. Fact is, they WEREN'T in direct competiton, but the other companies are now bringing the competition to THEM on Nintendo turf! No point pretending it isn't a competition under current circumstances.
I love how classy Iwata is. I love my PS3, but Sony as a company just always finds a way to seem douchey, regardless of the subject matter they're speaking on. There's always a thinly-veiled dig, instead of Iwata just making an honest statement, no strings/passive aggression.
There's a reason I spend so much more money on Nintendo products than Sony...I own 8 or so PS3 games (non-download), as opposed to around 30 Wii games...possibly more if I sat down to think. The company just commands respect, and I love that about them.
@Swerd: I completely agree, he does have class. You wont see him making empty challenges to Sony or Microsoft.
It's nice to hear that Nintendo isn't resting on its laurels, but I hope Nintendo's future ambitions are a little greater that the Vitality Sensor.
Here's hoping MotionPlus delivers.
He IS bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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