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


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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