Nintendo Distributes Free WiiMote Jackets

Nintendo Distributes Free WiiMote Jackets Nintendo Distributes Free WiiMote Jackets

Nintendo is now including the Wii Remote Jacket for the Wii Remotes in all new hardware being shipped. For Wii owners who purchased their systems prior to this addition, Nintendo are offering to send free Wii Remote Jackets for their existing Wii Remotes.

The Wii Remote Jacket provides cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while playing games. Use of the Wii Remote Jacket is meant to supplement, not replace, the basic game-play instructions: keep a firm grip, don't let go of the controller, use the wrist strap and make sure your play area is free of people or objects. The Wii Remote Jacket also serves as a cover for the Wii Remote. Nintendo recommends players use the new Wii Remote Jacket as a cushiony shield, "though the current Wii Remote is a safe product when used properly".

"We're always looking for ways to improve our products and make sure everyone has a safe and fun experience", says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Many electronics manufacturers provide similar protective covers for products like cell phones, PDAs and MP3 players."

The Wii Remote Jacket is designed to be added and removed easily, in case users want to slip their Wii Remote into an accessory like the upcoming Wii Zapper.

Current Wii owners who want to equip their Wii Remotes with the new Wii Remote Jacket free of charge can go to or, or call 1-866-431-8367 to place an order. You can get up to 4 WiiMote Jackets per console, but you will have to register your Wii's serial number.

Nintendo will begin shipping Wii Remote Jackets on October 15th, 2007. After that point, it may still take another 5 to 10 days for delivery depending on your location.