Though the internet hype surrounding the possible safety concerns of the Wii remote have long faded, Nintendo has announced that all future versions of the peripheral will come bundled with a protective safety jacket.
The silicon cover will shortly be included with all Wii consoles and all Wii Remotes that are sold separately.
A Nintendo statement read: “The Wii Remote Jacket provides cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while playing games.”
It did add though: “The current Wii Remote is a safe product when used properly.”
Those who already own jacket-less Wii Remotes are able to get them free of charge by visiting www.wii.com.