Nintendo Kills Second-hand Wii Speak Sales

Serving a blow to the used games market, Nintendo has announced that the Wii Speak Channel will be available only to those who purchase a brand new Wii Speak from retailers.

The units will apparently come with a one-time activation code that cannot be replaced by either Nintendo or the retailer, effectively shooting down second hand sales of the peripheral.

Wii Speak goes on sale next month; the related Channel won’t function without a Wii Speak unit.

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