When is news not at all surprising but really exciting just the same? When it's word that Nintendo is, according to a patent filed in March, possibly working on a portable system with Wii-like motion sensing tech. The patent describes the system as having "a housing to be held by a player. The housing incorporates an XY-axis acceleration sensor to detect an acceleration in an X-axis and Y-axis direction and a Z-axis contact switch to detect an acceleration in a Z-axis direction." Remind you of anyone you know?

In diagrams, the system has been represented by a Game Boy-esque figure, but we imagine that's just a placeholder. See, there's this other thing that Nintendo makes, and if they combined this thing with that first thing ... well, let's just pray our new overlords will be benevolent.

[Via technabob]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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