I have yet to break one (not happening anytime soon) and with my new ones that came in the mail today, I'm sure it won't happen for a very long time. I have never dropped my wiimote, okay... maybe once, but I forgot I had it strapped to my arm when I reached for a drink but that's it, long gaming session, what do you expect?! Not nearly enough force to break the damn thing! Anywho, just my two cents.