Nintendo looks into flying Wii problem

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Nintendo looks into flying Wii problem

Over-enthusiastic gamers throwing their Wii controllers around.

Nintendo has said that it will investigate reports of problems with the Wii controller that have resulted in consumers damaging household items. 

The Wii allows players to interact with the console by swinging the controller, rather than just pressing buttons. The 'Wiimote' features a motion sensor, allowing players to recreate actions such as playing tennis.

However, sites such as Wii Have a Problem have documented incidents in which gamers have lost their grip on the remote and ended up destroying TVs or other goods. 

"Some people are getting a lot more excited than we had expected," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Associated Press. 

"We need to better communicate to people how to deal with the Wii controller as a new form of entertainment."

Nintendo's latest console launched in Europe last night and sold out in minutes.
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