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05/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nintendo to Launch This Summer the Long-awaited Wii MotionPlus to Improve Controller Accuracy

Wii Sports Resort, a game we were already expecting to be one of the biggest sellers of the summer, just got even more attractive. Nintendo is basically giving away the MotionPlus: The Wii Sports Resort-MotionPlus bundle retails for $50, average for a game (hits stores July 26). And Nintendo will also sell the unit separately for $20 starting June 8, a price far lower than we're used to for videogame accessories. We're not sure how much the device will add to existing Wii games, but already a few third-party titles like EA's (ERTS) Grand Slam Tennis (coming out June 18) will explicitly use MotionPlus. 1

Nintendo announced today that it will launch Wii Sports Resort, a sequel to its flagship console game Wii Sports, and an improved version of its motion-sensing controller dubbed the Wii MotionPlus. First out of the gate is the Wii MotionPlus, a long-awaited accessory that attaches to the bottom of a Wii controller to make it more accurate. Wii MotionPlus includes a gyroscope chip from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based InvenSense, giving the Wii a much better sense of human movement. 2
  1. Nintendo Pulling Out All the Stops for Summer (Alley Insider)
  2. Nintendo to Launch This Summer the Long-awaited Wii MotionPlus to Improve Controller Accuracy (Venturebeat)

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