Wii U: Nintendo's Next Generation Console
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06-08-2011, 02:41 PM
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No one ripped off the Wii. Certainly not Microsoft. The Kinnect and the Wii couldn't be more different.
The underlying technologies may be different, but if you truly believe that Kinect would exist today if the Wii hadn't been released, you're deluding yourself.
The success of the Wii was the proof of concept for motion control gaming. It was an idea open to refinement and expansion (indeed, Nintendo themselves furtherr refined it with MotionPlus).
MS took the motion control idea from the Wii and ran with it, and to their credit, they made a unique and powerful motion control system. But I highly doubt that either the Kinect or the Move would have been created had Nintendo not proven the appeal of the concept.
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