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Kim denies motion-sensing 360 controller, but reiterates commitment to new hardware

Microsoft VP promises to "continue to push innovation in a whole bunch of different places"

Shane Kim has said that officially Microsoft has no plans for a motion-sensing controller for the Xbox 360, but the company continues to invest heavily in hardware, online and services.

Speaking to Wired, the corporate vice president of Microsoft would neither confirm or deny the existence of the heavily rumoured peripheral, which many expect the company to unveil in a bid to compete directly with Nintendo and it's Wii controller.

"We don't have anything like that under development," said Kim.

"Here's my point about hardware: You know that were investing pretty heavily into hardware, online services and content. And regardless of what the underlying technology is, we're going to continue to push innovation in a whole bunch of different places."

"Whether that's in motion-sensing or some other area, we'll see," he added.

During the interview Kim also said that it was to early to call a winner in the latest hardware generation, at least until "somebody's well on their way to reaching 100 million units."

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