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Wiimote a Copy of Dreamcast Prototype?


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http://www.gwn.com/articles/article.php/id/745/

One of Sega's prototype Dreamcast controllers looks very similar to the Wiimote. So, what were Sega planning back in 1998? And did Nintendo copy their idea?

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The mysterious Dreamcast controller prototype discovered by GWN looks similar to the Wiimote, but do they have any connection? Notice the lightgun adapter at the top right which looks very similar to the Wii gun adapter shown at E3!

While looking through some old console prototypes over the weekend, I stumbled across what is described as a prototype controller for the Dreamcast. It looks remarkably similar to the Nintendo Wiimote, with a trigger on the bottom, buttons on top and wireless technology. All that's missing is the Nun-chuk attachment.

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A few more Dreamcast controller prototypes.

Were Sega planning to release their own version of the Wiimote way back in 1998 when the Dreamcast launched?

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the whole theory falls apart when you notice that they have a very different functionality (No gyroscopes etc.)

That's what I was going to say. The Dreamcast model is obviously just a DC controller in remote control shape. It looks like it would be a nightmare to actually play with.

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the whole theory falls apart when you notice that they have a very different functionality (No gyroscopes etc.)

exactly. plus that is held with two hands there, while the Wiimote is usualy held by one. and yes not motion sensors

Why is there a light gun adaption for a DVD player remote?

because as Siendra said, it is not a lightgun attatchment. it is teh whole controler. and also as siendra said it was for teh DVD version of teh dreamcast, as in it can play DVDs as well along with other things.

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