It has been a little less than a month since the Wii and the PlayStation 3 were released. My initial reaction was that I would definitely choose the PlayStation if I were to buy a game system. After seeing the systems now, I would have to revise my preferences. Now, I consider the Wii the better system.
That is why I was surprised when I heard Nintendo was “recalling” the Wii due to a defect. Well, it turns out that the defect is a minor one. It stems from problems with the controller strap. Once in a while, these straps break, sending the Wii Controllers flying across the room (for those of you who don’t know, the Wii’s controls are motion sensitive, so you play a game by moving the controllers around).
You can see some good videos about the Wii Controllers online. Many users have documented their case in the form of these videos.
Nintendo was quick to respond and send replacements for all the faulty straps. All Wii Systems that are sold now have the new improved tethers.
According to hoodathunk, about 3.2 million systems were recalled! Of course, Nintendo has done the best thing they could by quickly fixing the problem and offering a solution to previous purchasers. They have demonstrated their ability to be friendly to their customers and listen to their needs. So, that 3.2 million in sales is bound to go much higher. Wii to go, Nintendo!