New Wii versions have mod-chip countermeasures

Well played, Nintendo. With this stout defense, you have thwarted forever the aspirations of the evil modders. After all, how will a community of seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of your console’s systems get past this minor obstacle? Truly you have fundamentally interrupted the never-ending cycle described above in figure A. Either that, or there will be new products available before Christmas to deal with this particular model of Wii.

Modders: if you’re getting a Wii this holiday season (that is, if you can find one), be sure to check its little model number before plunking down for a mod chip. But you knew that.

[via GoNintendo and Giz]