Wii Straps SCANDAL!

Well it looks like Nintendo has given in and will now be offering a program to replace wrist straps on Wii remotes for those of you who are afraid you might throw the thing at your TV or friends and family. Apparently there are 3.2 million wrist straps out there in the wild now that Nintendo is offering to replace. Users in Europe and Australia have noted that systems are already coming packaged with newer, stronger straps.

"People tended to get a bit excited, especially while playing Wii sports, and in some cases the control would come loose from their hands," Minagawa said. "The new strap will be almost twice as thick."

I've yet to see a situation where this can possibly happen but I guess when there are millions of remotes out there a one or three or five in a million chance for something to go wrong adds up. Also, people are clumsy and some are just plain dumb. (Maarten & I)