All of the new videos popping up of someone whipping their Wii-Mote through their TV or a window have gotten the attention of Nintendo. For those who haven’t seen, the strap of the Wii Mote in some cases can come loose and upon throwing a blistering fastball or serve, the user turns the Wii Mote into a flying missile hurtling across the room in search of something to break.
In many cases, the remote can slip off or can be caused by sweaty hands from exciting rounds of gaming. Not only that, but people have started complaining of “Wii aches” or soreness from swinging around the Wii Mote.
As of today, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata has stated, “We are investigating. Some people are getting a lot more excited than we'd expected. We need to better communicate to people how to deal with Wii as a new form of entertainment.”
Nintendo producer, Shigeru Miyamoto also commented saying, “We are encouraging people to understand that you really don't have to be so excited, but rather you need to understand the control and then you're going to be the best player. We are looking into the situation to see if there are additional methods to encourage people to kind of calm down so they would never throw away the controller itself.”
As of right now, Nintendo’s plans seem cloudy other than making sure that gamers are fully aware of the dangers of swinging with excessive force. Other than that, they are making sure that gamers know that the strap should be worn at all times, especially when playing a more physically involved Wii titles.
Stay tuned to MyGamer.com for details as we get them.
By: David Mackiewicz