Wii Vitality Sensor Still Lives… Kind Of

By Spencer . June 7, 2011 . 11:43pm

imageTwo years ago at E3, Nintendo unveiled the Vitality Sensor, an accessory for Wii shown in picture form only. Nintendo didn’t announce any titles, but hinted that the device could be used for relaxation games. With Wii U coming out next year, what’s up with the Vitality Sensor?


"Development has continued," Shigeru Miyamoto answered during a developer panel at E3. The Vitality Sensor, Miyamoto explained, has a difficult time performing consistently across a variety of situations.


Miyamoto told the crowd Nintendo will continue to do research on sensors and he hops to bring something like the Vitality Sensor to the marketplace… someday.


A patent filed by Nintendo offers more insight about the Vitality Sensor and a possible game where you control relax fluid.

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  • blah blah

    Is Nintendo planning to give us an EKG?

  • SerendipityX

    …>_> No words can possibly describe this epic fail

  • You die in the game, you die in real life! How innovative! Whoops, nevermind. 

  • malek86

    I still get the feeling this thing will eventually be silently killed off. It didn’t sound like a good idea from the start anyway.

  • It looks like it wants to test my blood sugar levels. 

    …Or like…staple my finger.

    It also looks like it can transmit morse code messages.

    Either way, I don’t want to play with that thing strapped to my finger.

  • Suicunesol


    This is the only thing from Nintendo that I really wish they would stop wasting their time on.

  • theworldofnoboundries

    Another thing that shows that Nintendo is not a God company. After failing so hard on Virtual Boy, they still could create this kind of crap…… Vitality my ***.

  • It kind of adds more evidence to the fact that they jumped the gun on revealing this at that E3, I wish companies wouldnt show stuff without its use in games.

  • Barrylocke89

    God, this brings back bad memories of the E3 where Nintendo announced this while the other guys had the Kinect and PS3 Move. Nintendo definitely lost that one…

  • Max W

    Use your imaginations you lot, a heart beat sensor like this could be fantastic in any survival/horror game in finding out what it is that creeps you out the most and having the game adapt suitably.

    Other than that though… no, I can’t thing of a single other use outside of Wii fit.

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