Prototype Wii Remote and Nunchuk appears to include rumble in the Nunchuk

Why was this yanked?

The prototype Wiimote and Nunchuk seen above are old news. We've featured them many times, and even talked about one selling at auction. Today's news is about what's inside the Nunchuk, as it differs from the version Nintendo actually released.

As you can see, it appears the prototype Nunchuk actually had a rumble motor in it. Why Nintendo yanked this for the final design is unknown. Hopefully someone brings this up with Nintendo in a future interview!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: wii


Too bad it got cut. They could have had an early version of HD Rumble where it would only rumble in one controller or the other depending on what was happening.

I've a friend who believes whenever this kind of info comes out (hardware or software related) that it was a purposeful curtailment by the company. It goes something like, "concept X is too good/cool for the current product and will prove to be a selling point in a later successor"


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