What Happened to the Vitality Sensor?

June 2nd 2009 was an exciting day for all of us Nintendo fans. Why you ask? Quite simply because Nintendo had announced the Wii Vitality Sensor at E3, another peripheral that would play nice with your Wii console. You simply insert your finger into the device and it would then read your pulse and send that information back to the Wii for processing. They didn’t announce any specific applications that would use the new peripheral but hinted at using it for relaxation. Having no examples to inspire people,  very interesting uses had started to pop up  like increasing the intensity of a horror game if it didn’t see an increase in your BPM .  E3 2010 rolled around a year later and the device wasn’t even mentioned! Representatives from Nintendo said that it was not the right environment to release information on the exciting peripheral. So here we are in 2011, nearly two whole years from the announcement of the Vitality Sensor and we haven’t heard even a crumb of information regarding it. It seems likely that the project was canned at some point down the road but who could really say. E3 2011 is quickly approaching and only Nintendo knows if it will be the next big thing to take center stage now that the 3DS had it’s time to shine.

 

What do YOU think happened to the Vitality Sensor? Let us know in the comment section below!

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  • http://www.nintendofuse.com DarkWish

    As we’ve speculated on the podcast, I think it’ll be incorporated into the Wii successor somehow, which is why they’ve been suspiciously quiet about it.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t had a chance to listen to any of the podcasts. Which episode is the discussion in?

      • http://www.nintendofuse.com DarkWish

        We’ve mentioned it a few times but the one with our big discussion on it was episode 40 on February 7th.

      • http://www.nintendofuse.com DarkWish

        We’ve mentioned it a few times but the one with our big discussion on it was episode 40 on February 7th.

  • http://tristtrist.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Hopefully they have abolished and gone back to the drawing board to choose a peripheral that will add more to the gaming experience. I think people would be weary of sticking their finger in that thing, to be honest.

    • Sun-Wukong

      That’s what she said!

  • Nelatonin

    THE WII VITALITY SENSOR IS STILL IN PRODUCTION, SEE THE COMMENTS ON THIS PAGE;

    http://wiihdrumors.com/we%E2%80%99re-not-afraid-of-a-little-coffee-stain-says-sony-employee/#comment-3510

    Search for vitality sensor in your browser search function and you should see some comments related to it….

  • Inquisitive

    Well…?