Wii Vitality Sensor still active

Even though Nintendo has confirmed a new console in development, and the Wii’s price is dropping, the motion-controlled phenomenon’s still got a pulse. Gauging that pulse is the Wii Vitality Sensor, a finger clamp dongle attachment for the Wiimote that can measure a player’s heartbeat, announced all the way back in 2009 at E3.

The sensor has not been forgotten, as it was recently brought up again at a Japanese investor conference by Nintendo head Satoru Iwata. The reason for the long delay? It only works with 80% of people using it.

The device has been rumored to have interaction with upcoming games Red Steel 3 and Zelda: Skyward Sword, but time will tell if the kinks can be ironed out of the device in time for their releases.

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