Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/21/men_smash_nintendo_wii/

Nintendo Wii given sledgehammer treatment

Canadian console craziness captured on video

By Tony Smith

Posted in Bootnotes, 21st November 2006 10:31 GMT

Well, they did it. The crazy guys who last week spent CAD550 on a brand new Sony PlayStation 3 only to smash it to bits with a sledgehammer right outside the store have made good on their pledge to do exactly the same with a Nintendo Wii.

You can watch the whole torid affair here:

Victor Moukhortov and pal Ben Lovatt dressed up as Mario and Luigi, popped into Futureshop in Toronto, bought a Wii and beat the living bejaysus out of it on the pavement outside. Performance art? Consumer empowerment? Just plain insanity? You decide... ®