Fears that used Wii Speak microphones would be little more use than a
back scratcher were allayed as Nintendo bowed to public pressure and
allowed second hand devices to be used with the Wii consoles.
As reported by Absolute Gadget, the Japanese game console company apparently blocked the resale of the Wii Speak microphone by cleverly adding the requirement to use a 16-digit
code to download the Wii Speak channel from Nintendo.
But now, the company has said that a call to a local Nintendo Customer
Service department is all that’s required to get the thing working as
"Nintendo can confirm that when consumers purchase the Wii Speak
accessory, they are provided with a Wii Download Ticket with a unique
number. The ticket, which can be redeemed via the Wii Shop Channel,
will enable the user to download the Wii Speak Channel free of charge
to a single Wii console," the representative told Eurogamer.
"Any consumer who may have misplaced their Wii Download Ticket number
for the Wii Speak Channel or require a new number following a Wii
exchange may contact their local Nintendo Customer Services department,
where they can request a replacement Wii Download Ticket number."
So there you have it, if you sell it, it can still be used. If you lose the code, you can still use it.
The Wii Speak is available from 5 December.