WiiMote Prototype

The Wiimote, also known as the Wii Remote, is the primary controller for Nintendo’s Wii console, and what made it stand out was its motion sensing capability. This enabled the user to interact with and manipulate items on screen via gesture recognition and pointing through the use of accelerometer and optical sensor technology. Yahoo Japan user “Kuriaisu1122” recently sold an early prototype, which is basically a two-piece controller with a wired GameCube connection and it requires plugging the sensor bar into a GameCube memory card slot. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

“The main remote and nunchuck control joined together through Ethernet rather than the finished proprietary link, and the primary controls (including the D-pad and main buttons) came from the Game Boy Advance SP. Don’t expect to see the remote in action. Auction winner Smprp hasn’t had success getting the controller to work, and it likely won’t since it was intended for kits running special software,” reports Engadget.