Nintendo president turns journo and uncovers the truth behind the evolution of the Wii-remote. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently turned journalist, interviewing a selection of the Wii's designers about the console's innovative controller. This slightly odd exercise - part of the build-up to Nintendo's big Wii announcement at the end of the week - provides a pretty good insight into how the Wii-remote came into being.
Head of Wii development Genyo Takeda said: "The DS had a big influence. We kept in mind how we could follow the DS's path. As many people had been predicting, we even considered including a touch panel on the controller and even considered something that's like a PC mouse or track pad in that can be used as a pointing device."