Nintendo must be pleased as punch with the McDuck-esque mountains of money that their motion-sensitive system has garnered -- though they seem to be focusing on making sure their well-received one-handed peripheral is at its waggliest
. In addition to introducing the Wii MotionPlus
at this year's E3 press event, Nintendo is apparently looking into swapping out the accelerometer in the Wii Remote
, replacing it with newer, faster motion-sensing technology.
This is not only good news for accelerometer manufacturers (who are already wrestling to get their technology into the best-selling controller), but for Wii enthusiasts as well -- according to a Nikkei Tech-On article, a manufacturer named Kionix could provide an accelerometer that will noticably improve the Wiimote's motion sensitivity. However, we hope it doesn't make it too
sensitive -- after all, what good is a controller that sits in its room all day, watching Love Actually
and listening to James Taylor?