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05. 04. 2011

Nintendo Wii's long awaited Vitality Sensor may be launched soon

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Back in 2009, Nintendo unveiled a series of new developments and products that would be launched over the coming months.

One of these new ideas was the Wii Vitality Sensor, described in the original press release as a "ground-breaking product" which will "sense the user's pulse and a number of other signals being transmitted by their bodies."

But, fast-forward two years later and the game-changing Vitality Sensor is yet to be seen...

According to Engadget, Nintendo's president Saturo Iwata addressed the sensor's delay last week claiming that there have been problems due to "differences in biological information in humans". It's hard to tell whether this is a valid point or a stalling tactic for an idea that just didn't deliver in its initial development stages. Regardless, it still seems that it will be launched at some point once all the bugs are ironed out.

There's been a lot of talk online from users speculating what the sensor will actually do, with many suggesting that it'd be a great accompaniment to the Wii Fit because that way the console will have the ability to track your movements as well as how your body is responding.

It's certainly an interesting peripheral, but judging from most online comments about the release no one is really convinced that it will be as "ground-breaking" as Nintendo originally suggested.

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