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Wii portable sees release

Wii portable sees release

The Wii portable is built for motion sensitive gaming on the go, so you can flail around like a goon in public.

We've seen some sweet Nintendo Wii mods in the past few months, from the functional to the fancy, but one thing we never thought we'd see would be a commercially rolled out portable version of the Wii, mainly because the idea seems a bit ludicrous.

Built by Japanese company, Century, the Wii Portable is a seven-inch LCD screen with an incorporated infra-red sensor bar which is designed to be hooked up to a Wii and, well...portablised.

Gizmodo reckons that the retail price isn't too bad at around 14,800 Yen, though we think the whole thing is a bit bizzare to justify spending $119, or £70, on.

Really, a motion sensitive console can't realisitically be played on a seven-inch screen and in our experience users need to be a few feet away from the IR bar in order to get any reasonable response via the Wiimote.

Of course, the idea of playing Warioware Inc. on the go is a intriguing to say the least, if only because it offers the chance to 'accidentally' wound passers by when when wielding the Wiimote in Samurai position.

Reckon the idea is a a load of baloney, or is it the best thing you've seen all week? If you got one, where would you use and why? Answers to the forums!

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capnPedro 21st June 2007, 15:31 Quote
It's not really portable without batteries...
calnen 21st June 2007, 15:35 Quote
Handy for use with classic controllers and gamecube/downloaded games?
DXR_13KE 21st June 2007, 17:02 Quote
i am waiting for those cheap sweet led wall projectors..... those would rock!!!!!! instead of this gnomish screen.


http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/products/projectors/PK10.html

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000I28EGC/002-9360447-4889653?SubscriptionId=0VJK7W2KASXZ1755WJ82
expensive but awesome, and i hope it lowers its price soon.
Flibblebot 21st June 2007, 17:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
i am waiting for those cheap sweet led wall projectors....
What, you mean this one? Already available, my friend :D

As for the portable Wii, it's kind of a WTF moment...one of those ideas that sounds good at 2 in the morning, but just sounds stupid in the cold, sober light of day.
HourBeforeDawn 21st June 2007, 18:52 Quote
ya I can see it now your friend in the passenger seat, there you are driving on the highway and the next thing you know your friend smacks you in his face as he was trying to swing to hit an enemy on the wheel lol
completemadness 21st June 2007, 21:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot
What, you mean this one? Already available, my friend :D

As for the portable Wii, it's kind of a WTF moment...one of those ideas that sounds good at 2 in the morning, but just sounds stupid in the cold, sober light of day.
looks like a normal projector as far as i can tell

he is talking about a portable LED based one, also the fact the one you linked to is a 280W projector makes me think its still using a normal bulb
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