Another interesting piece of Nintendo history has resurfaced recently.
Twitter user @spmrp has dug up a prototype of the Wii’s controllers – back when they were meant to be used on the GameCube!
Wow, it's the prototype Wii Remote & Nunchuk! I remember seeing these back when it was still known as the Nintendo Revolution! https://t.co/wsl6mFXvrc
— James Montagna (@JamesPopStar) October 28, 2018
Here’s the original GameCube patent that Nintendo showed off in the past, for comparison.
According the Japanese Tweet, however, it seems like the controllers sadly does not work when connected to a GameCube. We can only speculate what it would have been to have motion-controlled games long before the Wii shocked the world.