Iwata turned down Natal technology in 2007
Posted on January 26, 2010 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
“Iwata-San only ever invests in something he can guarantee will work for a Nintendo audience. 3DV showed off a camera that detected motion in 3D, and had voice recognition – but Iwata-San was unconvinced he could sell it at a Nintendo price point. He also had some worries around latency during gameplay.” – a top insider at Nintendo’s Japan HQ
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Nintendo turning down Natal-like features. Last year, Iwata told FT.com that a camera was considered for the Wii, but Nintendo ultimately decided against using such technology.