Wii have a problem

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Nintendo’s Wii is the new hot-selling video game this season (sorry Sony).

Some Wii gamers, it seems, are playing with a bit too much enthusiasm:

Seems customers are discovering that Nintendo’s new Wii gaming console, which debuted last month and has a signature game controller that responds to users’ body movements, may have an unintended side effect: game controllers flying around living rooms and smashing into lamps, windows, televisions and foreheads.

A Web site, WiiHaveAProblem.com, has been documenting users’ tragic tales.

In a statement yesterday, Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, said “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.”

One of the funnier safety warnings says:

For example, in Wii Sports bowling, the proper way to let go of the ball while bowling is to release the “B” button on the Wii Remote — DO NOT LET GO OF THE Wii REMOTE ITSELF.

Maybe Pop would enjoy the bowling game…

From The New York Times.

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