Nintendo: Vitality Sensor Will Be The Next Wii Balance Board

Nintendo has been the market leader in innovation for the current consoles generation and it still aims to carry on pushing the envelope while its rivals Sony and Microsoft continue "looking over their shoulder at what we've [Nintendo] been able to do, and are trying to participate."

The aforementioned quote was said by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimes who believes that Nintendo's upcoming Vitality Sensor will be one of the most successful development platforms ever.

The Wii Vitality Sensor is worn over the tips of the users' fingers and detects their pulse, but it's unclear how the peripheral will work with games.

"All I can tell you is, with the game developers that we have, we will bring forth an experience that you will say, 'Wow, I get it.' Until you have that software, it's tough to understand," Fils-Aimes said. "If I told you that you would be standing on an oversized bathroom scale, and having fun doing it, you probably would have said, 'Reggie, I don't get it.' And yet here we are with the balance board arguably as the third largest development platform across the globe."

"The fact is that Nintendo will continue to push the envelope on what a gaming experience is. Now, we're doing that, because as we showed, there are a 150 million consumers in the markets that we do business, that say they'd be interested in video games if they had the right content, but today don't play. Those are the consumers that we believe something like the Vitality Sensor with the right software could compel to get in the game."

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