Nintendo pours scorn on Sony, Microsoft controllers

A senior developer at Nintendo has displayed total unconcern at Sony and Microsoft’s attempts to catch up with its Wii controller system.

Shigeru Miyamoto told the BBC that Microsoft and Sony have hardly begun to plumb the technology needed to knock Nintendo off its Wii perch.

He described announcements from Microsoft and Sony as not having the kind of depth Nintendo has with the Wii Motion Plus.

Miyamoto told the BBC that Sony and Microsoft are moving “in the same direction” as Nintendo and that’s “very flattering”. Imitation, of course, is the most sincere form of flattery.

But Nintendo hasn’t really pushed out the boat on its own motion controllers, according to the BBC, with its event at the E3 show being “decidedly low key” and with little new to show. You can find the report here.