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Does anyone know where to get them, I asked the Gamestop guy and he said they don't expect any more stock until 'significantly into next year' lol, that's definitely not good news, Wii with just one controller is like having a car with only 1 wheel, you can see how much fun it could be but you can't do much with it with just the one.
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You probably won't find any new ones in stores anymore. The reason being, correct me if I am wrong but I think Nintendo has done a recall to all of them because of the idiots that sued them over the straps breaking.
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They are offering an exchange program - it isn't a recall. There is supposed to be one more Wii console/accessory shipment in the next couple of months though. Go to Toys R Us - they got most of the Wii's and - I would guess - most of the accessories
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Check around your town at the more "obscure" stores. I don't know if you have any but it's worth a shot. I don't mean obscure as in locally owned but rather, a store that people wouldn't normally associate with electronics, like Wal Mart and Best Buy.

For example, out here there's a Fred Meyer, which is actually a large chain, and they always seem to have things in stock when others don't. Last year they had 360s at launch when Wal Mart, Best Buy, etc. were out. This year they had HD-DVD addons when no one else did. It's a very big chain but it's not normally thought of as a place for electronics. See if your area has anything like it.
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Same boat here... we managed to score just ONE Wiimote from my brother's X-mas present.
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You probably won't find any new ones in stores anymore. The reason being, correct me if I am wrong but I think Nintendo has done a recall to all of them because of the idiots that sued them over the straps breaking.
Actually the Wii-Motes have become extremely popular with hardware hackers. I read that the Wii-Motes can be hacked and be used as a wireless mouse for the PC. I'll post the link when I get home.
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post #8 of 9
I have no problem finding Wiimotes in Minnesota, it's the nunchucks I have a problem finding.
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post #9 of 9
Here's the link, it's pretty cool what these guys did with their Wii-Motes.

http://wiihacks.blogspot.com/
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