NCC gives in to pressure on Wii, permits imports

Travelers are now allowed to bring Wii game consoles into the country and will not risk having them confiscated, customs officials say.

Consumers have complained about not being allowed to bring the popular game consoles, which are manufactured by Japanese company Nintendo, because they have not been certified by the National Communications Commission (NCC). The NCC is responsible for ensuring that electronics products do not pose health hazards or interfere with the nation's telecommunications systems.

Certification is deemed necessary as the Wii uses Bluetooth connectivity and motion sensors to allow gamers to play games such as virtual tennis, golf or baseball with a wireless controller.

However, public calls for lenience have persuaded the NCC to relax its restrictions.

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sumfood4u4759d ago

Seems like Wii, won't have trouble traveling, but it needs to aviod flight food. lol j/k!