More proof that the Wii 2 will have a camera
We recently ran a story discussing rumours that the Wii 2′s controller might have a front-facing camera. Now we have more information that seems to add a little more weight to those rumours.
In a quarterly results call, the company OmniVision hinted that they were getting ready to ship their 8-megapixel camera for use in a smartphone, possibly the Apple’s iPhone. The most interesting thing was that they hinted that they were also getting ready to supply cameras to a gaming console.
The console wasn’t named but it is unlikely to be for a Microsoft console because the next generation Xbox hasn’t even been announced, and OmniVision let it slip that it was for a console that would be ready in the next several months.
That pretty much leaves the NGP and the Wii 2. The NGP is definitely a possibility but then again Sony would probably use their own cameras. This leaves only the Wii 2.
A camera on the controller is definitely an exciting idea. What are your thoughts about having a camera on the controller? Brilliant idea or just a gimmick? Feel free to share your thoughts in the forums or comment below.
Thank you, prizzaparty, for sending this in.
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