Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus peripheral, that improves the accuracy of the WiiMote control, launches today. But… where are the games?
Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus peripheral adds on to the bottom of the WiiMote, improving the console’s tracking of movement using internal gyroscopes. It fixes one of the key complaints gamers had with the Nintendo Wii and its control method. But what games can you buy to play MotionPlus with today?
EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis comes out today. And, well, that’s it. Remember, MotionPlus is not backwards-compatible – so don’t buy today expecting to see an improvement in your older games.
Virtua Tennis 2009 hits next week, Tiger Woods not until the start of July, Wii Sports Resort not until the end of July. Red Steel 2, the MotionPlus-only game won’t be available until the end of the year.
While Nintendo finally improving the WiiMote’s accuracy is laudable, it’s surprising how few games will be available to use the MotionPlus accessory. The Conduit, the hotly-anticipated first-person shooter for the Wii, for instance, doesn’t use MotionPlus. Nor do several other upcoming games. So why did Nintendo launch the MotionPlus at such a low game sales time of year? And why with so few games to support it?