Actually, the straps that anchor the Wiimotes to your hand break incredibly easily. Truly, it is the over-exited indiviual that swings the thing as hard as they can that deserve the label 'idiot'.
Edit: Perhaps of note is this:
From here. I doubt it's the most trustworthy or reliable thing in the world, but considering no real official estimates have been made across the board, it's better than nothing.
Well, all I know offhand is Japan, where the 360 has now fallen behind the PS3 (
), and the Wii apparently has sold more than the 2 combined (or close to it, anyways). It's pretty fascinating to see how the Wii has seemingly just exploded
into the market. I know that the Wii was reported to launch with 4m consoles till-year-end, and it seems as if they're struggling to even meet pre-order demand in many places, so 4m actually seems plausible (perhaps by the end of Jan 2007 rather than the start?)
Incidentally, the 360 6m at Sept end is definately correct, because it's from MS
I'd expect a substantial rise in 360 sakes thanks to an actual supply at xmas, GoW being released (finally some true AAA titles becoming available), and rather perversely the PS3 release. but an extra 2m in, ooh, 3 months would seem a surprise to me.
EDIT; more sales figures confusion; http://news.spong.com/article/11299
- MS expects 10m by the end of the 'holiday period', but that figure is units sold to retailers
(etc), not the actual number sold in stores to customers. Not, I suppose, that it matters to MS' bottom line.
Anyways, I think you'd have to be an idiot to break the TV with the thing, weak strap or not. Me, I'll just strengthen the strap if I'm worried
Albeit did anyone
expect this? It's bonkers
Oh, and the Wii code is (yup) a friend ID. Like the DS, only rather than (thank christ) being a code per-game it's just a unique code-per-machine. Annoyingly, it seems you still need to have each others codes' before doing anything; legacy of 'family-friendly', so it looks a cloggy system, but once we have online Mario Kart it should nonetheless be the dogs nadgers. Which is odd, because I don't normally give a monkeys about online console gaming (never used it for the Ds, only wireless games in the office), but I know a few people with one and it's free, so why not?