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E3: Nintendo offers up a new add-on for the Wiimote for better motion tracking

Posted by: John at 7/14/2008 12:26 PM
Here's something out of the blue from Nintendo. They are releasing an attachment for the Wiimote called the Wii MotionPlus which more accurately translates your movement to the screen.  The big thing is now it gives true 1:1 response during gameplay. Or in other words, the Wiimote's not really that accurate but here's another add-on to the pricey controller that you can buy to make it a lot better. Hey, if it makes golfing better in WiiSports I'm all for it. No word on how much this thing is going to be or what games will support it but I'm sure we'll hear a lot more about it tomorrow at the press conference.


Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.