Yes, because we all know their idea of a rumble pack sucked, right? I mean, it's not like Sony stole the idea or anything. I'm not going to say it's a good or bad idea yet. I haven't used it. But I will say this: chances are Nintendo has done a lot of play testing with it if they've waited this long to announce it. The same skepticism is apparent everytime Nintendo does somthing innovative. Remember the hoopla made when they revealed the N64 controller? People thought it was horrid, then they played games with it and the press fell in love with it. Quite frankly, I'd much rather have Nintendo try something innovative like this and fail than have an industry that never changes. Sony's not going to push the envelope, and neither is Microsoft. Nintendo's going to be doing the pushing, and frankly, they're rather good at it. Developers are not being forced to use it. They can if they want. If not, they can use the GameCube controller -- is everyone forgetting the Revolution has ports for 4 GameCube controllers? And they've already stated that there will be an adapter fore those who don't like the remote control/motion feel -- the Revolution controller will just plug right into it, and it'll function like a regular video game controller. And not to be rude, but of course developers want to stick with the current generation... but if we did that with everything where would we get? New technology is always met with a knee-jerk response. Edit: Controller adapter mock-up: http://www.joystiq.com/entry/1234000760059246 [/b][/quote] PS2 and Xbox have great controllers (well, the original XBOX controller was monstrous, but the new ones are great), so why fix what isn't broken? Gamecube had the worst controller of the three, in my opinion. The right analog stick (yellow thing) was too tiny and too sensitive. The button arrangement was too weird, too. To me, the trigger-grip R and L buttons on XBOX controllers was the best thing to hit controllers yet. Nintendo had more of a "press-downwards" R/L button combo, while Xbox has more of a pull mechanism type thing. Nintendo has introduced some innovative things in the past to the controllers, though. Your aforementioned rumble pak point is one of them. It didn't really make the gameplay better, but it made it more enjoyable. Then there was the analog stick on N64 controllers. They've shaped the world of gaming today. It's just that both Microsoft and Sony took those things, and made them better. I don't see them re-inventing the whole rectangular controller thing, though.