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  • 05.18.16

Google’s Daydream is the Nintendo Wii redux

Google’s upcoming Android-powered, fancier-than-Cardboard VR platform is many things, as my colleague Mark Wilson reports. But during its unveiling here at Google I/O, I was struck by one particular aspect of its design: With its simple motion-sensing hand controller, it could bring Nintendo Wii-like intuitive input to VR.

Maybe there’s an alternative world in which Nintendo’s follow-up to the Wii was the first mainstream virtual reality headset—rather than the disappointing Wii U—and Super Mario ended up being the killer app for VR.  

HM