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Wii Wrist Strap Statement

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. i0n

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    Nintendo have this morning issues a press release statement the wrist strap situation.

    Here's the statement in full:

    UK Wii owners can use the following contact information:

    Email: wiiwriststrap@codestorm.co.uk

    Address:

    Wii Wrist Strap,
    Nintendo Service Centre,
    CoDEStorm House
    Walton Road
    Farlington
    PO6 1TR

    Telephone: 0870 60 60 247 (Calls are charged at the National Rate to the caller)
     
  2. imahawki

    imahawki (relatively) old guy.

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    I've seen one video of a Wii wrist strap actually breaking. They swing was as forceful as at LEAST a good high school baseball pitcher. Totally unnecessary and totally the player's fault. This whole thing is so overblown.
     
  3. joebmc

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    Saw this on the news (channel 4 uk news)

    "Nintendo is offering to replace wrist straps on its Wii consoles after gamers complained they were snapping during use.

    The game system has a wireless wand-like remote control which interacts with whatever game is being played.

    The computer giant has now warned people not to make "excessively rapid, violent or wide swinging motions" with the control.


    It advises gamers to stay at least one metre away from their TVs and ensure their hands aren't "sweaty or wet" and to "keep a firm grip on the Wii remote at all times".

    The Wii sold out in less than 24 hours after going sale in the UK last week.

    Since its launch there have been reports of the remotes flying out of players' hands, causing breakages and injuries.

    Nintendo said: "There is no problem with the existing wrist strap as long as the Wii remote is used sensibly and properly in accordance with the guidelines provided by Nintendo.

    "All parts of the wrist strap have passed product testing and quality control."

    Source: http://www.channel4.com/news/content/news-storypage.jsp?id=3146268

    Still don't understand how people can let go of the wiimote even if the strap does brake?
     
  4. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    yeah people are stupid when it comes to this, plain and simple dont act like an arse, swinging like a maniac is NOT how your supposed to play a game, while this is nintendos goal "to change the way we play games" dont take it to heart....
     
  5. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    Personaly, I think that anybody who breaks something as a result of being a complete plonker with their Wii Remote, should have their Wii taken away from them and destroyed.
     
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    dude, all I heard out of that whole thing is that nintendo is giving out free wrist straps guys! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
     
  8. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    I'm tempted to email them saying that its broken even though its not... meh, tis a free wristband :D
     
  9. Khool-Ade

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    I use the wristbands that came with the nintendo controller gloves...i wonder if they have fixed those ones too.
     
  10. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    so are they expecting users to send in the original straps before they'll mail out the revised ones?

    This would leave remotes strapless for a period and surely lead to more damaged screens / lampshades / windows / walls / family members?
     
  11. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    Super glue will hold it in place
     
  12. Wii_Addict01

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    If people use it properly and don't swing as hard then the strap wouldn't break.
     
  13. Thrillho

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    Nintendo.com has a simple form that you can use to order a replacement strap. They start shipping on 12/21
     
  14. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Good it's pathetic
    Most people are idiots. Tbh I play bowling without the Strap on and I never let go. Like it's never even moved. Now I use it. It's there might aswell.
    People are getting to over excited

    Dont Destroy a Wii. Give it to someone who will use it properly
     
  15. phatboix91

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    just for anyone who doesnt know, these replacement wrist straps are strictly for USA and Canada because a lot of these incidents started happening the first week the wii was released in North America, so nintendo rushed and got all of the UK and Japan wii's to have the new, thicker straps.
     
  16. Rufftran

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    Duct Tape. That is all I have to say about this.
     
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    Well Nintendo officially released a recall on the Wiistraps! Wait, so Nintendo DOES do things wrong?
     
  18. Seibar

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    where does it say they had a recall? it actually says its not doing a recall...
     
  19. StevenNevets

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    umm... they clearly show people doing "excessive" movements in all their advertisements and therefore should have a product capable of such...
     
  20. kris20

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    sweaty people should just get some grip tape like they put on tennis rackets and surfboards.
     

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