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Sony invented the Move/Wiimote and now the WiiU/Vita+PS3 concept

Sony patents from 2009, how is Sony able to copy Nintenddo 3 years ago? Does Sony have spies working at Ninty?



Not only is Sony first with the PS3/Vita technology aka WiiU, they also invented the Wiimote/Move and showed it back in 2000:

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Cold hard facts:

A portable electronic device comprises a display facing in a first direction, a video camera facing in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction, a receiver operable to receive supplementary image data from a remote image source, the supplementary image data comprising an indication of where a supplementary image is positioned with respect to a reference image, and in which the portable electronic device is arranged in operation to display a captured image from the video camera on the display of the portable electronic device, and when the captured image comprises all or part of the reference image as displayed on a separate display, the portable electronic device is arranged in operation to display the supplementary image positioned with respect to the reference image, instead of the corresponding part of the captured image.

Patenting is not the same as inventing, and writing a patent or inventing something does not mean you ever intended on bringing a product to market ...

Sony may have had the idea before Nintendo released their products, but they obviously didn't see the value in them; which is actually a much worse statement about their management.

You couldn't have kept this meaningless discussion in the other thread?

i'm to lazy to explain this again. its ok Nintendo copied Sony happy now?

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That thing is very different from the Wii remote. Games like Wii Sports that made the Wii massively popular would not have been possible with this controller. Move, on the other hand, is a freakin' copy of the Wii remote from nearly every possible aspect.

As for the Wii U we really are talking about patents and nothing else. And how can you say "how is Sony able to copy Nintendo 3 years ago? Does Sony have spies working at Ninty?" when you also say that Nintendo copied Sony? Does Nintendo have spies working at Sony?

In the end though, all that matters is the outcome. I'll buy the product that offers more value for each cent, and so far I'm confident that that will be Nintendo's product.

As we know some leaked stuff, i've no doubt that sony get special information on what's nintendo doing well before us. And i bet in sony because sony have way more money to pay for that than nintendo.

Lol.. They didn't patent controls on the video camera device.. It's like holding your digital camera in front of a TV


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And so the debate on who invented what most hardcore gamers dont care about " motion control" continues.


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Nintendo first patented motion controls in 1989. Development on Wii U began in 2006 - although I would say the idea originated on Dreamcast with the VMU.