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Fils-Aime: I Like Our Chances Against Rival Motion Controls

Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime is unconcerned about motion control solutions from Sony and Microsoft -- and says no one has offered him even a demo of either new technology.

"We applaud anything that will further expand the market of game players; it's in everyone's best interest," he said at BMO Capital Markets' Digital Entertainment conference in New York.

"But all of this talk around new motion controllers does make me think about the people who initially said that the Wii Remote was just a fad," he added. "I wonder what happened to those people?"

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EvilTwin3676d ago

"Yes, it could be that our current 100 percent marketshare in motion control could lose a couple of points," he said. "But... with a head-start of over 51 million controllers, I still like our chances."
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Before anyone hyperventilates, he's talking sales and market share, not raw tech.

And he has a point. Nintendo is technically in their second gen of motion control with Motion +, and they could conceivably put out a killer app with it (no, I don't count Resort, as fun as it is) before Microsoft and Sony get out their motion control launch titles.

Gr813676d ago

But I would actually count Reosrt as a killer app as it demonstrates pretty effectively what the future can hold for that device.

but I have to wonder who is Sony/M$ depending on for the success of their motion peripheral? Third parties? I think that would be quite a mistake. With 50+ Wii's out there many of them haven't been able to come through on the Wii (for whatever reason, with some exceptions) and in all honesty third parties hate having to be the momentum pusher of hardware, that's not their job.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this all plays out, but in my opinion Nintendo is in the driver's seat.

tunaks13676d ago (Edited 3676d ago )

"But all of this talk around new motion controllers does make me think about the people who initially said that the Wii Remote was just a fad, I wonder what happened to those people?"

couldn't have said it better myself!

Analog, rumble, motion controllers they all became standard after introduced by Nintendo.