Nintendo, third party Wii devs embroiled in patent lawsuit

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 00:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gamespot reports Impulse Technologies has filed suit against Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, THQ, Konami, Namco Bandai, and Majesco over alleged patent infringement related to Wii exercise games.

Impulse, which makes the Trazer brand of gym equipment, has a 1996 patent for systems “where the motion of the player is tracked to effect movement of a virtual avatar, and the exertion of the user is monitored”.

The company filed similar suits against Microsoft and third-party Kinect developers earlier this year and has been met with counter-claims.