I have to admit I was late to the game when it comes to Wii Motion plus. It looked interesting enough and I’m always up for some Mii inspired mini-games but with early support for only Wii Sports Resort and Tiger Woods 10 it didn’t seem worth the money. I recently purchased a new Wii for my daughter and it came packed in with Wii Sports Resort and the Wii motion plus attachment. The attachment does make the controller much more responsive and Wii Sports Resort is a lot of fun but is that it? Looking at the list of games that currently support the Motion Plus the only other notable game on the list is Red Steel 2. With more than 16 million units sold adoption has been high so I doubt developers are worried about users not having the device to support a game. Now that we see Nintendo providing the attachment bundled with the console along with retailers creating bundles and discounts for the attachment one has to wonder if there are more supported games on the way. After using the device I really hope that Nintendo and third-parties begin to use the attachment. With Natal and Move about to launch Nintendo needs to get on the ball with a second round of promoting this new technology. Wii Motion Plus is great tech but if developers fail to leverage it soon I fear the Wii may find itself playing catch-up.
Wii Motion Plus – Round 2?