Nintendo president: Wii Vitality Sensor shelved, ‘did not work as expected’

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The Wii Vitality Sensor was first demoed at E3 2009, observers were both excited and puzzled. The peripheral was meant to measure a players pulse rate and biometric stimulation, a new frontier in game interaction. But in the years since, Nintendo has kept quiet about the device, and in a recent investor Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed what many analysts had already guessed: the device is essentially dead.

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