RoboAwesome's Does Sony Really Take Everything Nintendo Creates?

1. Sony got the idea for force feedback (rumble) in their controllers from Nintendo. TRUE

Nintendo released the first Rumble Pak in July of 1997, bundled with Star Fox 64. It was a clunky looking, battery-driven gizmo that connected to the memory card slot on the N64’s controller. It meant you couldn’t use a memory card and a Rumble Pak at the same time (unless you had a third party Rumble Pak with a built-in memory card), but most considered that for the level of immersion it offered that this was a fair trade. In an article written by IGN’s Levi Buchanan to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Rumble Pak, he described the device as “an industry standard within a single generation”. It wasn’t until almost an entire year later in May of 1998 that Sony released it’s first DualShock controller, which was simply a DualAnalog PlayStation controller with vibration motors built in.

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Karooo2914d ago

Sony does other things as well, like pushing new media formats.

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tinybigman2913d ago

Is trash, can we get some actual news instead of garbage articles like this?

FreeFalling2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

When are people going to realize no company is 100% original, they all copy from eachother.
"Revolution + Evolution"

Sony copies.
Microsoft copies.
Heck, even Nintendo copies.
Devs copy
Publishers copy.
Advertisers copy

And, what exactly is so wrong with that?

To put it in simplest terms, what is the point of one product having features another doesn't, when both could having it. It's just a win-win for us, the consumers.

ElitaStorm2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

my mirror copies me, what a ripoff XD

HolyOrangeCows2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

"4. Sony took the idea of motion control from Nintendo. TRUE"


Nathaniel_Drake2913d ago (Edited 2913d ago )

Yeah he or she didn't do any research just states something out of thin air, makes me question his or hers other statements. Wow at the approvals to articles with no research.

Edit: You know it's funny I haven't seen an article that actually disputes the Sony copied Nintendo on motion controls, why is that?

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Nitrowolf22914d ago

Why is this only about Sony?
Rumble was used in other console too
Anolog stick was used in other console

pinkyxyz2913d ago

True, but ever heard of haters. this author would fall into that category. Its like when someone improves others technology they're supposed to be stoned to death or something

1Victor2913d ago

the way I see it PS3 is getting out of the doom article and moving into the Sony copied this or that from us and them articles wile overlooking some facts like the ones ico92 pointed out in his post.

Baliw2914d ago

Thanks God that theres something called evolution and we don't use round stones as wheels anymore.

Nintendo gets the kudos, is official, but theres something called improvement in this society.


Silly gameAr2914d ago (Edited 2914d ago )

I don't know about Sony copying motion controls from Nintendo. Maybe nin. managed to get it right with the Wii and got it out before Sony, but this is a video of what could be the early stages of the Move controller or just an idea of what Sony wanted to do with the eyetoy.

That was in 2001,way before the Wii came out.

kneon2913d ago

And here is the patent that shows the use of the ball on a stick motion controller, what is now called the Move

this was filed 10 years ago. Clearly Sony wasn't copying Nintendo, unless back at Sony labs they also have a time machine so they knew what Nintendo were going to release 5 years later :)

Disagree all you want but there is no denying Sony came up with this long before the Wii.

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