Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime “Flattered” by PlayStation Move

March 14, 2010 Written by Dan Massi

Have you ever heard of the saying “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”? Nintendo took us all by surprise when they introduced the Wii, shattering sales records and ultimately being one of the most difficult consoles to find. Taking after the Wii’s success, both Sony and Microsoft revealed their own motion sensory devices. At GDC, Sony showcased their final motion controller product: PlayStation Move. Being the “innovators in the space”, Nintendo has commented on Move, and they seemed flattered.

Speaking with IGN, Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the PlayStation Move. Overall, he said the motion controller was flattering.

“If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery then I’m blushing I’m so flattered. You know, I didn’t see the announcement. I did spend some time at the booth and saw some of what they were demonstrating and I think the question isn’t how will we react — I think the question is, so what is it that’s going to be compelling to the consumer in what they’re doing?”

PlayStation Move releases this fall. Warner Bros. announced the first Wii port of the motion controller, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest.