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Secrets of the Wii controller: Iwata has the answers

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."

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Sphinx3670d ago

:) I am excited about Friday, and not just because it is Friday, but because I will finally find out the price and launch date of the Wii.

Sphinx3670d ago

:) I am excited about Friday, and not just because it is Friday, but because I will finally find out the price and launch date of the Wii.

Marriot VP3670d ago

This basically says, NOTHING

ChickeyCantor3670d ago

"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."

this would be great ;)