DISGRUNTLED CONSUMER LAUNCHES WII LAWSUIT

Video Game Law Blog

December 20, 2006

As you have probably heard, there have been some problems with the wrist straps for Nintendo's new Wii controllers and Nintendo announced a voluntary replacement program last week. In the meantime, a Wii purchaser from Texas has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo, claiming that Nintendo engaged in 'unfair or deceptive practices"? by telling consumers that the Wiimote's wrist strap was meant to prevent the controller from flying from a user's hand during use, but then providing a strap that was not effective for that intended use. The lawsuit also claims that the wrist strap defects are a breach of warranty.

Nintendo has responded by stating that the lawsuit is without merit.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/buvomyfroduka (GameSpot)