Making Sense of the Sensor Bar
Early on, it was believed that the sensor bar not only generated a field that miraculously interacted with the controller, but that it also transmitted motion data from the Wii remote back to the console itself. As it turns out, we all gave the ...
Wii sensor bar hax0red
Apparently some enterprising hax0rs tore apart their Wii sensor bar, only to find a couple of standard IR emitters. It turns out the "sensor" bar doesn't actually sense at all, it just sends out a pair of IR beams which can then be triangulated ...
Wii Sensor Bar Hates the Sun?
Nintendo's new Wii console utilizes a sensor bar -- placed on or near a television -- to translate precise movements from the Wii remote. The sensor bar is not necessary for every Wii game, but is integral for titles like first-person shooters ...
The Wii U Does Not Come with a Sensor Bar (in Japan)
The logic behind this seems to be that Nintendo thinks Wii U customers already have a Wii, so they can use that Sensor Bar with the Wii U. Those customers who do not have a Sensor Bar, Nintendo is more than happy to sell them one for ¥2,030.
Sensor bar not required to play Wii U games
The Wii U console will ship with a sensor bar identical to the one for the original Wii, but it won?t be required to play Wii U games. The Wii U sensor bar is only required to play old Wii games, which only rely on the Wiimote controllers. The GamePad ...