Nintendo adding even more motion to the Wii?

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 9:08am


Nintendo just sent a text message with the following, "What is Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus accessory? Check out 2day." Viral marketing at its best.

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  • How do you get txts from Nintendo, is it part of a press package?

  • ShinRekka

    With true 1:1 response, I think it will be a really nice feature for developers. I hope more sword games or a true lightsaber game will be made in the future or something….or Punch Out Wii.

  • jeffx

    Backwards compatible or not? That is the question.

  • Spencer

    @RoboSheep – It’s a press thing only.

    @jeffx – We’ll find out tomorrow? My best guess.

  • Daizyujin

    sigh…..another accessory, I guess I should have expected this. Looks like Crecente is right , Nintendo is selling accesories not games. Seriously when is Nintendo going to stop it? I have a box of this stuff: zappers, wii wheels, extra gun from Nyko since Nintendo’s sucks, etc. Waiting for that game that has you use the wiimote with MotionPlus with nunchuck while you stand on balanceboard. I think that would be given the price of the motion plus adapter about a $120 controller. I kid not, 2 wiimotes, 2 nunchuck, zapper, perfect shot, gamecube controller, classic controller, wii wheel, it fills A FULL DAMN BOX!

  • Daizyujin

    By the way, it looks like Nintendo may have to give out new wiicondoms now to compensate for the extra length. (I am just being silly now, no rant intended but I just couldn’t resist. “No Glove, No Love”

  • Aoshi00

    lol, I was about to say the same thing about the elongated protective cover. Ditto, the one new peripheral per game is quite annoying, after you buy a specific add-on for that one game, chances are you would just stack it away… People seem to eat it up though since it’s by the big N.. what can I say, I bought the new white gamecube controller, looks nice when playing all those Gamecube games. Now that I think about it, I really don’t feel like picking up the Wiimote as a controller.

  • Aoshi00

    BTW, I also ended up getting the Nyko perfect shot since the zapper wasn’t that good for blowing up zombie heads.. Hated the wheel, good thing I didn’t get a second one after trying out the one that comes w/ the game.

  • Daizyujin


    Yeah I used the WiiWheel one time and through it in the box with the Zapper which I retired when I got the Nyko. I think also that while I am on the point of accesories I also am annoyed that none of them allocate enough room to use the Nyko rechargable batteries and backings. I have to take the backing off of them to use everything with them. I know that it is not an officially licensed product but at the same time Nintendo refuses to make one of their own and even stated they expected 3rd parties to fill the void. The most curious thing is though that it has to be removed to properly fit in the Perfect Shot and that was made by Nyko. Wierd. By the way I use a GC controller for practically every game that supports it, best way to play Mario Kart and Smash.

  • jeffx

    If it’s not addressed today, make sure to ask if this is gonna drain batteries faster.

  • Reign1770

    What about Wii-goggles or Wii-glove, Wii-keyboard & Wii-wily-wonka?

  • montypython


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