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)