E3 07: Miyamoto on Wii Balance Board potential

Developers and health experts interested in the new Wii controller, says Miyamoto

Wii Fit is one of Nintendo's biggest gamesat E3 - a fitness training game that uses a pressure-sensitive floor pad called the Balance Board - but there's more in store for the new controller in the future.

Miyamoto told a crowd at E3 that the Balance Board has received interest from numerous third-party developers for use in future titles, who he says are free to create their own ideas for it. No specific titles were mentioned.

"There are a number of possibilities, the most obvious being a snowboarding game," suggests Miyamoto.

Medical experts have also expressed an interest in the controller, he reveals, who are obviously keen on its fitness-boosting potential.

July 13, 2007

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