Japanese game console manufacturer Nintendo said Thursday that they are investigating reports of problems with the strap that attaches Wiiâ€™s controller to the player wrist. The controller is held and maneuvered in the fashion of a tennis racquet, golf club or sword in many of Nintendoâ€™s games.
A couple of websites have been set up collecting photos and information of damaged TVs and broken glass. This resulting from the Wiiâ€™s controller detaching from the players wrist and flying out of the players hand while being swung in game play.
“Some people are getting a lot more excited than we’d expected,” Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata said. “We need to better communicate to people how to deal with Wii as a new form of entertainment.”
Nintendo hope that the ease of use with the Wiiâ€™s controller will attract a new generation of players.
â€œThe company has not decided on any specific measures to change the strapâ€, Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said.
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