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Ninty files suggestive tilt patent

Prompts handheld gossip.

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A patent has been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office by Nintendo, which seems to indicate it is working on motion sensing technology for use in a handheld console, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.

Filed on 30th March, the patent describes "a game system [that] includes a housing to be held by a player", and then goes on to talk about motion over three axes: "...having change-state detecting means to detect at least one of an amount and a direction of a change applied to the housing." Which is all rather confusing.

But what it seems to imply is the possibility for a piece of hardware not too dissimilar to Nintendo's Wiimote.

However, Nintendo refused to be drawn on the subject, with a spokesperson telling GamesIndustry.biz, "We file hundreds and thousands of patents every year - this is simply just one of them."

Turn more fiction into fact over on GamesIndustry.biz.

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