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Nintendo recalls 3.2 million Wii straps

After several weeks of pressure due to some breaking straps on the controllers of its Wii video game console, Nintendo has announced it is recalling 3.2 million of the straps.

According to Kotaku, a video game blog, which quoted an Associated Press article, Nintendo said Friday it will offer replacements for the straps.

"After staying mum on the issue since launch, the publisher finally admitted they had an issue to the Associated Press," Kotaku reported, "and then announced that they are replacing Wii straps for those who would like the peace of mind of knowing that when they play Wii Sports they won't be caving in the front of their $3,000 plasma screen."

In related news, Nintendo also said it would be recalling 200,000 AC adaptors for its DS and DS Lite handheld game consoles in Japan.