The accuracy of the Nintendo Wii's Remote and Nunchuck controller has been a topic of debate ever since the console's official unveiling at E3 2005. Every Wii owner will have come across blips in communication between their motion-sensing gestures and what actually occurs on screen at some point. The first is likely to have been in a haphazard bout of Wii Sports boxing, and it's an issue that almost always rears its ugly head in any title that demands a number of varied arm waving movements. How long is it until it just isn't acceptable anymore?
If FIFA 08's players ran and turned like they were jogging on black ice in the Xbox 360 version of the game, no doubt its developer Electronic Arts would be heavily criticised. However, for some reason, the Wii Remote's innaccuracies are overlooked. Is it the case that the 10 million or so Wii owners are all still charmed by the novelty of motion-controlled gaming and consequently blissfully ignorant and blinkered when it comes to its occassional pitfalls?