Reggie Fils-Aime’s told IGN that Sony’s imitated Wii so strongly with PS Move it’s brought a flush to his face.
“If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery then I’m blushing I’m so flattered,” said the Nintendo of America president this week, speaking in the wake of Move’s announcement at GDC.
“You know, I didn’t see the announcement. I did spend some time at the booth and saw some of what they were demonstrating and I think the question isn’t how will we react — I think the question is, so what is it that’s going to be compelling to the consumer in what they’re doing?
“From our standpoint, motion control is core to what we do. We believe that we’ve brought a range of different experiences that utilize the motion controller and we pride ourselves on being innovators in the space and we’re going to continue to innovate. I think the key question is, how will they respond when we continue to innovate if this is their best effort?”
Fils-Aime told Kotaku yesterday that Nintendo would be “embarrassed” to be forced into Sony and Microsoft’s bandwagon-boarding motion strategies with Natal and Move.
Both Natal and Move launch towards the end of this year.