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Wii Wii Speak Channel Unlock Requires Unique Access Code, Secondhand Buyers Beware

Discussion in 'Articles' started by x3sphere, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. x3sphere

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    Looks like Nintendo isn't pleased with the secondhand market either. The voice-controlled Wii Speak peripheral, which is slated to hit retailers early next week, will ship with a unique access voucher that is required to unlock the upcoming Wii Speak Channel. Worse, the voucher in question is only good for a single use -- meaning once you have used it on a Wii, it is automatically rendered invalided.

    A Nintendo spokesperson further clarified to MTV that the unlock voucher cannot be obtained through other means, and there won't be another way of downloading the Wii Speak Channel. If you think about it, this is a smart move on Nintendo's part. They effectively kill two birds with one stone by doing this, largely preventing the sale of any potential third-party Wii Speak devices as well as the resale of used copies. In the end, though, it hurts us: the consumers.

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