Nintendo: E3 too loud for Vitality Sensor

One year on, and Ninty is keeping mum about the Wii Vitality Sensor's availability. And its actual use.

At E3 2009, Nintendo’s headline announcement amounted to its top execs donning the bizarre Wii Vitality Sensor and saying this finger-friendly peripheral would add a new dimension to its best-selling console.

Fast-forward 12 months and all the hype surrounding the Nintendo 3DS has rendered the Vitality Sensor old news. Indeed, it wasn’t even on show at E3 2010. Why? Well Nintendo says the show was “too noisy”.

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“The atmosphere at E3 which is noisy and adrenaline-filled, and loud and stressful,” said Nintendo’s second-in-command in the US, Cammie Dunaway. “It just didn't seem like the best environment to introduce a product that's really about relaxing, so we decided we'd think about other venues that would be more appropriate.”

Considering that other than the 3DS, Nintendo’s schedule was focused largely on sequels to established classics, it’s a safe bet to assume the Vitality Sensor has hit some delays. But for those who want to check their heart rate with their Wii, chances are this new add-on will rock up later this year. At a more relaxed event, natch.

Via Eurogamer

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