When Nintendo revealed the Wii Vitality Sensor at their E3 press conference, the audience was understandably confused, and seeing as they have yet to reveal how the glorified heart monitor will work within the context of an actual game, the audience remains understandably confused. Thankfully this interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, in which every question touches on the perplexing peripheral, should do absolutely nothing to clear up that confusion!
“All I can tell you is, with the game developers that we have, we will bring forth an experience that you will say, ‘Wow, I get it,'” said the company’s chief operating officer, speaking with Fast Company’s N’Gai Croal.
“Until you have that software, it’s tough to understand. If I told you that you would be standing on an oversized bathroom scale, and having fun doing it, you probably would have said, ‘Reggie, I don’t get it.’ And yet here we are with the balance board arguably as the third largest development platform across the globe,” he continued. “You’re lacking the specific software example that undoubtedly will show exactly how it comes to life.”
Fair enough Reggie, fair enough. But seriously, couldn’t you have waited to reveal this pulse-measuring peripheral in tandem with said light bulb-triggering software example, or do you get some sort of sick thrill from antagonizing the entire internet?