ha! in your face, nintendo! watchers of the patent industry [and by that, we mean mega-dorks] have blown the whistle on playstation. apparently, a patent was discovered for…wait for it… A PS3 FITNESS DEVICE! gamers around the world had mixed emotions about the news. some were heard to utter a relieved ‘fuck, yeah’, and various shouts of ‘about time, bitches’ were also noted. other gamers expressed their dislikes, mumbling a number of profanities into their deep-fried chicken wing platters and similar dishes.
hardcore gamers have historically thought fitness titles to be utterly useless. personally, i am all for them. sometimes it’s tough to get to the gym, and it’s good to have a break from the day-to-day carnage of most games. but the startup equation puts me off: $200 wii console +100 for the actual wii fit program = seriously, get bent. i can buy quite a lot of shit with that sort of cheddar. [sticker for ya if you get the lingo there.]
anyway, i guess even sony came to the eventual conclusion that they should get a share of the fitness game market. after all, the wii fit franchise’s sales are in the tens of millions.
there are a number of the fitness device’s patent drawings at playstation lifestyle, so hit up the link and check it out.
i guess i’m still undecided about the whole ‘getting a wii’ decision.