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Nintendo Confirms Integrated Wii Remote Plus

Nintendo Confirms Integrated Wii Remote Plus

September 29, 2010 | By Kris Graft

September 29, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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Amid a flurry of Nintendo 3DS news, Nintendo on Wednesday confirmed the Wii Remote Plus, a revised Wii controller that integrates the more accurate motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus.

Retail listings showed the previously-rumored Wii Remote Plus packaged with the game FlingSmash, but following media reports, retailer GameStop pulled the listing from its website

The Wii MotionPlus add-on controller peripheral debuted in 2009, and added more accurate, "one-to-one" motion-sensing to the original controller through gyroscopes that supplemented the Remote's optical sensor.

The confirmation of the revised controller, made during a Wednesday Nintendo presentation, comes shortly after Sony launched the wand-based PlayStation Move earlier this month. Microsoft's full-body-tracking Kinect 3D camera is scheduled to arrive in November.

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata said that the new integrated controller is "for the convenience of the users." He said more information about the controller will emerge at a later date.

GameStop's original entry for the controller and FlingSmash bundle said that the product would ship November 7 this year.


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