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    Old Wii Accuracy & Latency Loss?

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    Is it true that as the Wii gets old, the Wii remote (with Motion Plus as add-on) loses
    its Accuracy & the response delay also increases (latency)?
    Something like needing to calibrate again & again.

    Also, does Wii Motion Plus give true 1:1 (or at least close to 1:1) response?

    Thank you.

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    In early games, you had to calibrate the remote every 10 minutes. I think it has improved via the games that use it (Wii Sports Resort was trying too hard, I think. Compared to Skyward Sword, the motion required to detect motion was highly subdued.

    I wouldn't say it's true 1:1, since sometimes what it thinks is center can shift, and after playing a long session of Skyward Sword without recalibration, what started out playing on a plane parallel to the TV almost was perpendicular. But everything still worked, and I was able to find a more comfortable postition on the couch, so I left it alone. It still is a lot better than without Motion Plus (again, in the games that support it. If a game doesn't support Motion Plus, then having Motion Plus in your remote doesn't gain you a thing).

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    Thanks for the response llaffer. Are you saying that the actual aging of a Wii Remote (with M+ addon) has no effect on its accuracy or Response Time?
    A 4-year old remote would have the same accuracy & latency as a new one?

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    I've never noticed any degradation. Most of my Wii remotes were bought in early 2007.

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    I got my old Wii and it's wiimotes in '06, and they still work perfectly fine. I don't think accuracy or latency will degrade unless you go around banging them against something, and even then these things can take quite a beating.

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    I actually had a standard wiimote stop sensing motion. I haven't figured out if this was temporary or not but in NSMB Wii i could not do a spin jump at all.

    My controllers have taken a beating and work fine for the most part though.

    I did used to have some trouble with my nunchuck connector acting wonky...getting a message to plug it in or my character walking for no reason. This used to happen pretty frequently but for the past year or so the issues seems to have gone away. I even had a nunchuck plug accidently fall in to a candle and get soaked in wax. I cleaned it out as best I could and it has been working fine.

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    Well, the "shake" motion has nothing to do with the "Motion Sensor", but what little gyro is in there to detect "shake". So that's likely a remote that has been shaken a little too hard in the past.

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