Nintendo announced today that it will exchange the more than 3.2 million straps on their new Wii gaming consoles with a more durable upgrade. The announcement comes after reports of broken straps, shattered TV screens and media attention surrounding the Wii, which was released in November.
The Wii’s controller is a small remote-like handheld, that allows players to wirelessly control the game by swinging the device when playing games like Wii tennis, bowling or boxing.
According to the New York Times, the worldwide exchange is expected to cost the company several millions of dollars.
I have to say, despite all of the hype, we still love the Wii.