So like I said it is junk for real gaming. Wii owners are not interested in real games
Sorry but this statement pisses me off. The inference that anyone who enjoys the Wii and its controllers isn't playing a "real" video game is about as bullshit a statement as I've seen on this website for a long time.
Because you are attaching emotion to the issue. Did you google the Amiga 1000 TV show thing that is EXACTLY like Kinect gaming today? Did you google image search the Le Stick joystick or the Steering wheel you hold in the air like the one you attach on the Wii-mote which allowed you to play Lotus Challenge 2 on an Amiga or Atari ST. I am pointing out facts, you are pointing out emotional subjective preference for an improvement to an already existing alternative way of using game consoles or computers for entertainment. Financially Wii is not outselling BOTH PS3 and 360 and even Kinect/Wii/PS3 Move games combined do not sell more than traditionally controlled games.
The simple fact is games using some sort of joystick have existed since Atari's 1972 Space War cabinet. The Wii/Kinect/Move are something else. The fact that they run on a 360 or PS3 is neither here nor there. You can use an internal combustion engine with 4 wheels suspension and steering to do either Formula 1 racing or WRC Rallying. They are not the same thing. If you like your motion games then that's cool, BUT just as WRC Rally cars will never replace Formula 1 racing cars I would not be interested in a console where it only caters for this new party game/toy/casual pass time sort of thing. If you like it that's great but there is no way in hell I would trade even a Joypad for playing FPS/Shootemups/Beatem ups/Driving games for holding a dinner plate in front of a video camera making woolly inputs to control my car onscreen. If that is YOUR thing then great. Games have existed for 40 years and Wii/Kinect is not going to make gaming better...only add an additional option.
To the guy who said steering wheel and pedals yes I agree, I have that too and that's great but kind of takes up the whole room (have the one that comes with the car shaped metal cage) but I was just drawing a line between waving your arms about making iffy control inputs and being able to use a dedicated joypad to make pixel perfect accurate game inputs.
So I stand by my comment, saying Wii/Kinect are the next thing is like saying Formula 1 racing will be replaced by Rally sport racing. Not true. The next big thing would have to be the equivalent of going from Formula 1 racing to anti-gravity racers like in Wipeout. They don't exist yet and nor does the next big thing. The next big thing is removing the physical interaction and taking direct feed of muscle/joint inputs AND giving 7.1 surround sound in your ears AND head tracking stereoscopic displays that feed directly (or as close as it makes no difference) images into your eyes.
Scientists already use visual equipment like this today to experiment on fooling the brain into virtual out of body experiences by feeding a view of yourself as seen 3 feet behind via a camera and how your brain actually quite quickly decides you're floating in space 3 feet behind your body in some bizarre thing. Now couple that with sound, direct input of movement of all limbs into a 3D model of a DirectX 12 representation of yourself. This freaky shit works with the body of a mannequin with a 480p webcam placed on it's chest or just a live feed of an SD video camera on a stand behind you. Just imagine how it would work with real time Playstation 4/Windows 8 graphics? Until then Wii/Kinect are not there enough to be anything other than just another type of gaming, a new type invented by people using Amiga 1000s in 1980s or the French company who sold the 'Le Stick' joystick for use with C64s etc.
Then and only then will a new type of gaming exist, Virtual Reality will finally be here at last and we can move into the world of gaming, marketing bullshit by Nintendo/Microsoft claim you are 'in the game' now but they are nobs if they believe that as are people who think Wii/Kinect are anything new that wasn't around a quarter of a century ago in a more rough and ready form. Marketing PR twats WANT it to be the next big thing but it isn't, if it was that great rather than just technology which opens up the market to increase the user base by introducing an alternative less geeky option (ie what Sony did with the Playstation one and sold 120million units of the first piece of gaming tech they ever sold and wiped the floor with Sega and Nintendo).
If you like it then great, enjoy, but it is neither new nor something a SKILLED games player would ever use in preference to make a serious attempt at completing a computer game that requires pure skill and accuracy in game character control. All that's happened is 60 million people who would NEVER purchase a PS3/360 now own a console called Wii. And Microsoft being the greedy twats they are wanted in on this new group of console owners hence Kinect is born. Can you make Call of Duty 4 or DIRT 3 better by Kinect, nope. Here endeth the discussion for me. And I am in the group of gamers who is waiting for the last 40 years of gaming technology to have a worthy successor....ie the true VR technology I have already described and is scientifically proven to work on even the most basic non interactive visuals being fed to your eyes and no surround sound and no direct input from your own joints and muscles translated to what image is fed to your eyes.
We are on the dawn of a new age, 10 years from now you REALLY will be playing Forbidden Forest as Paul Norman imagined it in his mind. Until then even with Kinect and Wii it is not possible.