However, it looks as though Nintendo has already started work on fixing the problem. They’ve
introduced a thicker reinforced strap
on units shipping to Australia and Europe. No news as of yet on whether new US and Japanese units, which went out the door earlier, have the new wrist straps included.
In related news, I still haven’t been able to actually find a store selling the Wii, despite Nintendo’s assertion that they would ship
several million units before the holidays were up. I’ll keep my eyes open.