Wii Remote Jackets to cost Nintendo $17 mil

Yesterday, Gamernode reported on Nintendo’s decision to offer free Wii Remote Jackets to Wii owners who request them via telephone or email. The company will also be bundling the silicon sleeves with Wii consoles, Wii Play, and the standalone remotes beginning October 15th.

A giveaway of this magnitude doesn’t come cheap, apparently; Nintendo is reportedly spending $17 million (2 billion yen) to fund the ‘promotion.’

Around 20 million jackets are expected to be produced, and Nintendo has stated that the program won’t affect them, financially.

Must be nice to have a mint in your basement.


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