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Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Zelda and one of the key creative driving forces behind Nintendo, has said he is 'not worried' by the motion controllers introduced by Sony and Microsoft at this year's E3.

"The fact that both of those companies are looking at getting the gamer off the couch, taking advantage of motion control, and getting them to control the game by moving their body shows that they have looked at what we have done with Wii' the Nintendo star told BBC News, "And now they are moving in the same direction. To that end we are very flattered.'

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they should be flattered



Does flattered mean, "I told you so?"

Sometimes my vocabulary isn't that great.



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c'mon man don't bring it there. He should be flattered, and his response was very professional.



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amp316 said:
Does flattered mean, "I told you so?"

Sometimes my vocabulary isn't that great.

I think the term flattered in this context means, "Our direction was the right direction all along!"

 

EDIT: @ prof - you gotta read between the lines sometimes!



Much more class than that dork at the Microsoft conference trying to take pot shots at Nintendo. This just seals Nintendo as the victor of this generation when the other two blatantly copy the marketing strategy. Anyway, I am excited to see what the competition will do for Nintendo in that they will only step there game up even more.



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shit, you kidding? They know some gamers sit on coaches, hence the Black Wii MH3 bundled with trad. controller.

Im starting to think this 2nd half of the gen. is going to prove why audience expansion produces better core sales. Wait and see.



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No need to rest on your laurels, being first is good but you need to keep innovating. At the moment in the public domain Microsoft have probably got the innovation crown (Of course it needs to exist in the shops and actually work as demonstrated) and Sony the impetus (they have a date).

I am not saying that the Wii has that much to worry about initially and I know they have touted something new as well, although this did not make much in the way of news.



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Sony announces an accessory for a motion technology they introduced 7 years ago and they are copying Nintendo? Interesting.



Thanks for the input, Jeff.