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Could Sony or Microsoft copy Wii controller

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by UkranianTractor, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. UkranianTractor

    UkranianTractor WiiChat Member

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    I just had a scary thought! The unique selling point of the Nintendo wii is the new controller. We all know how Sony and Microsoft are good at copying ideas. Could they legally release similar Wii-style controllers for their consoles in the future?
     
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    Although im sure Nintendo have the neccessary patents and trademarks to stop direct copying of their technology, there's always a way to modify it slightly.

    Im sure in time other console manufacturers will take the Wii technology into account and build on it. Hopefully Nintendo will always stay one step ahead :)
     
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    patents...
     
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    I could be wrong because I'm not really following the PS3 all that much but didn't the sort of already copy the Wii by adding motion sensors to their controller?
     
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    Pretty much yeah. You cant patent the idea of motion sensing gaming.

    Long as they design their own parts then they are fine.
     
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    and that's what sony has done... Motion they are calling it a six-axis or something like that... they keep saying how they thought it would be in gamecube controllers and figured since it wasn't they'd put it in theirs... the funny part being that they only annouced it month or two ago after they did away with that boomerang looking controller
     
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    Yeah and its unimaginably awkward to control motion sensing with the ps controller. It wasn't designed to be moved so why add the motion sensor to it. I swear it will give you CPS or sore wrists.
     
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    Um..yeah sony already have copied Nintendo with the motion sensoring. Damn n00bs. :mad5: :mad5:
     
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    yeah the only reasonable way i saw it being used was for shooting in NBA '07 by holding by the middle and flicking yer wrist, but that would always cause button hitting problems and whatnot, its just and akward controller to use motion sensors, having yer hands so close together and twisting.
     
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    Nintendo is so cool i think they are soooo revolutionary that they will make vr games first
     
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    the main difference is the PS3 controller doesnt map itself thru 3d space, it only picks up the movement of the controller not its travel thru the air...

    BIG difference
     
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    If they do i am going to murder them as much as i hate them already...( i always hates Microsoft but sony thats new they betrayed me those bastard!!
     
  13. Icredible Braig

    Icredible Braig Jovi Rule!

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    Sony's controller only has 6 degrees of motion (left, right, up, down & 2 diagonals) whereas the Wiimote has the full 360 degrees. So basically,Sony have tried to copy Nintendo & failed miserabley! :D
     
  14. GreyKirby

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    one or two months after they did away with the boomerang looking controller=
    One or two months after nintendo anounced their new controller lol
     
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    Equis WII-19-VI

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    yes they can but it may b illegal..and they may not doin it good ...ipod anyone.
     
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    sensor bar peeps, thats all I have to say, they may copy it but how much more will it cost?
     
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    How exactly does the PS3 motion sensoring work?? I mean, the controller still has the analogue stick, so what is the point??
     
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    GreyKirby Fo-Weva Pink!

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    And the wii has a Nunchuku with an analogue stick ;)
     
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    Sony already found their niche in the industry with the Sixaxis and from what I'm seeing, it's working out well with them so, no Sonyt won't be venturing much further than that. On the other hand, Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new controller. So, it seems M$ is trying to get a piece of the next-gen controller action since they jumped the gun a bit with the 360.
     
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    I know that but its different. The PS3 is one controller, so does that mean you're going to be swinging both arms around while trying to control your person with the stick??
     

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