Nintendo UK Label Sony Copycats

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has hit out at Sony’s new motion sensing joypad for PS3, suggesting that the market leader has not only followed Nintendo’s lead now, but has also copied ideas in the past. Speaking in the aftermath of the Sony revelations at last week’s E3, Yarnton was keen to point out his rival’s complete U-turn in attitude toward motion sensing technology compared to when Nintendo revealed the Wii controller at the Tokyo Games Show late last year.

I’d love to dig up some old Phil Harrison comments and say ‘hang on a second – six months ago when we launched our controller you said one thing, and now why are you doing this?’” said Yarnton. “I don’t know what their decision making process is but I think if you look back, any innovation that has come in gameplay has come from us.

The Nintendo UK boss also took a swipe at Sony’s lack of rumble technology in its new PS3 pad, blaming patenting issues for the omission. “Historically we’re always developing new things. We know Sony have had a lot of issues with their rumble feature and they’ve had to withdraw it – because they didn’t innovate, they copied. With Nintendo, I’m trying to think of anything we’ve copied… but I can’t.”

Source: MCV