Feeds

Nintendo denounces Wii Remote lawsuit

'Without merit,' claims videogames pioneer

High performance access to file storage

The class action lawsuit launched in the US this week against Nintendo is entirely meritless, the videogames pioneer has claimed. The lawsuit alleges Nintendo breached its own product warranty by shipping its Wii games console with a Remote wrist-strap that breaks even when used as directed.

In a statement, Nintendo said that, even before hearing of the lawsuit, it has already "taken appropriate steps to reinforce" the correct way to use the Wii console's wireless Remote, and it had made a commitment to replacing broken Wii Remote wrist-straps with "stronger replacement wrist straps".

"We believe the lawsuit to be completely without merit," the company said, according to a GamesIndustry.biz report.

Last week, Nintendo announced it would replace broken wrist-straps free of charge. It also said it would provide free replacments for Wii owners who are simply "worried about the wrist strap".

The company claims that Wii consoles shipped from early December already come with a Remote fitted with the new, thicker wrist-strap.

nintendo wii remote straps... before and after

Since the introduction of the Wii in the US on 19 November, web has played host to a torrent of gripes from irate Wii fans who claim to have been unable to restrain their Remotes. Tales of broken TVs and windows, of damaged ceilings and walls, and even of physical injuries to fellow players and innocent bystanders have become commonplace.

That prompted the class action lawsuit, filed earlier this month by US lawfirm Green Welling. Ton of cash being the motivation? We couldn't say, but the lawfirm certainly hopes to put the boot into Nintendo. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.