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.