Wii Motionplus Hands-on

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Perhaps the biggest Nintendo announcement at E3 would be the Wii Motionplus add-on. I was anxious to see what they had to present for this at E3, but I wasnt impressed.

Here’s a few more balanced view on this little white add-on that you didnt read from the mainstream gaming press like joystiq, because mainstream sometimes just cant be trusted…

Gizmodo 

I respect Nintendo for fixing the shortcomings of their Wiimote. They didn’t have to do so to win the console war and make boatloads of money. But I really wish it worked better in the first place and, even more so, that I didn’t need to explain to my in-laws why their brand new console is already obsolete.

Gizmodo on Wii’s new price

Nintendo has gone back and retroactively made your current experience (in relative comparison) worse by introducing this new accessory. Do we think Nintendo is right in releasing this accessory? Of course. But by doing so, they push themselves out of the cheapest console throne.

Engadget

So why not move to improve the Wiimote’s native experience instead of trying to hock another $30 accessory? When you’re basing your titles on motion control, changing your system’s motion control capabilities strikes us as a monumentally bad idea. What’s worse, it strikes us like Nintendo’s charging consumers to make good on what we were supposed to be getting in the first place. As of right now, we’ll pass — at least until Nintendo can really bring it home as to why this is the next important thing.

So whats my point? When the hype of this thing is over, and we realised its another add-on that only supports 1 or 2 Nintendo first party games, we might regret having spend the extra USD30 dollars for each piece of plastic.

So hold on to your money first.

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