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Nintendo Recalls The Wii Strap

Nintendo announced today that it will exchange the more than 3.2 million straps on their new Wii gaming consoles with a more durable upgrade. The announcement comes after reports of broken straps, shattered TV screens and media attention surrounding the Wii, which was released in November.

The Wii’s controller is a small remote-like handheld, that allows players to wirelessly control the game by swinging the device when playing games like Wii tennis, bowling or boxing.

According to the New York Times, the worldwide exchange is expected to cost the company several millions of dollars.

I have to say, despite all of the hype, we still love the Wii.

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pamela661 pamela661 7 years
I can honestly say that I have never thrown my Wiimote into the tv... *knocks on wood* Anyone who decides not to buy one because of this is just missing out on the glory that is the Wii. p.s. I love my Wii!
Neural Neural 9 years
I want a wiimote, just so I can say I have a wiimote!
hazel_eyes_smile hazel_eyes_smile 9 years
If you go to the official Nintendo website, you can find an online order form. You just have to give your address and the serial number of your Wii and they'll mail you new straps. I must say, Nintendo has been really good about replacing Wiis that were locking up, and now the straps, too? That's pretty awesome of them. *holds Wiimote in death-grip*
Tech Tech 9 years
I couldn't have said it better myself MsRoyalTee!
MsRoyaLTee MsRoyaLTee 9 years
LOL. :P I don't think this will affect their sales, it's really the fault of the people who are playing. I still want a Wii!
JessNess JessNess 9 years
The image of the Wii controller flying into a t.v is hilarious :ROTFL:
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