Well shit. That makes no sense.
Wonder if Nintendo will release a Wiimote connected mic in the future that isn't compatible?
edit: Fuk is it bad to wish death on others who continue to believe the Wiimote has an "audio encoder" built in? That damn CNN article is wrong and many sites use it as their source. It's really driving me nuts. I already tried to email the person who wrote the CNN story but received no response.