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Watch Out for Wii!

By: Justin Ware Email
By: Justin Ware Email

If only Eric Jacobs and his family knew what they were getting into when they brought home the Nintendo Wii.

"Some of my friends have had sore shoulders the next morning," said Jacobs.

And they, were the lucky ones.

Log on to Wiihaveaproblem.com and you will find countless stories of Wii owners who thought they were buying the perfect holiday gaming system ... when it fact, they were inviting a vandal into their homes.

A concept that Jacobs now says is, well, kinda ridiculous.

"It just seems like people are kind of taking it to the extreme, so to speak," said Jacobs.

Jacobs says the idea of his gaming system being dangerous is a little hard to believe.

But the web site is real with reports of TV's and windows being broken by Wii controllers that have flown out of gamers' hands.

A Fond du Lac woman even claims she tore cartilage in her knee while playing the Wii.

"I haven't had any stories about anybody breaking anything yet," said Todd Kellett, Target store manager, "but it's still new, so who knows?"

Kellett says he hasn't heard any customers complaining about the Wii.

He says most people seem to like how active the video game forces players to be.

In fact, it's one of Target's most popular toys this holiday season.

And even if there is a problem with some broken household items, Kellett says it will only end up helping them move inventory, after the holidays.

"After Christmas there could be a lot of people who are looking for things in our housewares department."


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