Wii Production issues...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Opium, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    According to an articled posted here and translated on GoNintendo here there may be some hold ups in Wiimote production. The Wiimotes haven't passed quality control.

    The production plant seem to have the following problems with the Wiimote:

    - Fragile outer shell (ie. breaks easy)

    - Button sensitivity problems

    - Pressing two buttons together has problems registering unless you press VERY hard

    - Strange noises coming from the remote in normal use

    Until they get these problems resolved Nintendo can't give us a specific date on when the Wii will launch because they don't know themselves. HOWEVER problems like these are quite normal when a new product enters production. Hopfully the problems are ironed out soon, because if they aren't then it could hurt production and ultimately delay the Wii. But I doubt it would lead to that.

    It's sad to hear they're having troubles.
  2. Heinrisch

    Heinrisch GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 27, 2006
    They said nothing about a hinge cracking?

    What happened to the high quality products nintendo used to release?
  3. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    They went the way of apple I suppose.

    I'd be fearful if Nintendo put a built in battery into the Wiimote that you couldn't remove, "Oh Noes! One hour max!"
  4. Athlon-pv

    Athlon-pv GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 25, 2005
    United States
    Well people that played on the Wiimote never experienced these problems. Mass production only can give them so much trouble it doesnt sound like it will stop them from releasing the Wii.
    But since it is the feature people buying the console for i hope they get it right.
  5. teh_raf3

    teh_raf3 Whatever suits you

    Oct 5, 2004
    Belgium, Bruges
    This doesn't confirm that it's true or not though... anyways, still wondering when the Wii is going to launch
  6. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Hey at least they noticed these problems before the Wii hit retail! [​IMG]

    We wouldn't want another DS Lite scenario...

    I've said it before - IMO Nintendo are going the way of quantity over quality with the DS Lite. Which is a real shame, as they had such a perfect reputation for high quality products before the Lite. Hopefully after all the bad press they've been getting regarding the Lite, they've taken it into account.

    I just hope the Wii is just as robust as their older products. [​IMG] God knows how many times I'm going to fling that Wiimote into a wall whilst flailing it round like a mad man. [​IMG]
  7. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    I would think early November for early holiday shoppers. I would hope they'd have enough time for two major production runs before Xmas. I'd prefer they get it "right" over meeting a deadline though. That being said, the low price point compared to MS & Sony could really be a win for them in America at Xmastime since the economy over here ain't so hot right now.

    Ha, and shaunj66: wouldn't it be funny if they had a built in routine to sense when someone was throwing the wiimote at the TV. Mario could pop up and say "HEY, watcha what you doing there!"
  8. VmprHntrD

    VmprHntrD GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    ^^You have no idea just how damn right you are with that 'early november' comment. [​IMG]
  9. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

    Apr 21, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nintendo has to do everything in their power to make sure this game system is a smash hit and is praised by all the media. This is the only way the system can succeed. XBox 360 got some mad bad news due to overheating issues.
  10. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    Jun 27, 2004
    Sad to hear they're having problems, but glad to hear they're trying to sort it out.
  11. MajinGohan

    MajinGohan GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
    Gambia, The
    That´s too bad.
    I also remember the times when Nintendo Products didn´t break easily.
    I´ve had my GBA SP for about 4 years now, I dropped it, I kicked it, I threw it, I soaked it with some fluid, and it still works perfectly.

    Stupid New-Nintendo way [​IMG]
  12. yatzr

    yatzr GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 19, 2003
    United States
    US - GMT -06:00 Central
    nintendo has denied these rumors
  13. Hero-Link

    Hero-Link Hero of Derrr

    Nov 6, 2002
    New nintendo way? what the hell are you talking about... all Nintendo products are awesome, they resist everything! or almost everything. Plus as yatzr has posted now, everything is just a bunch of rumors...
  14. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Good thing they discovered the flaws before launch this time, so they have time to correct them *cough*hinge*cough*