Wii (Wii)Nintendo using codes with WiiSpeak to avoid pre-owned sales
Destructoid - November 12, 2008
Submitted by OuterHaven (560)
at 9:16PM PST on November 12, 2008
Nintendo is packaging a unique code with each WiiSpeak peripheral that will allow users to download the WiiSpeak Channel for use, but also screws anyone who wishes to purchase it secondhand. The code is only good for one use and will be the only way to download the service that works with the peripheral.
This is the latest incidence of publishers striking back at used game sales, which is an epidemic crushing profits and putting the entire industry at a near standstill.