Here's a heads up for all you soon-to-be Mario Kart Wii owners out there. Remember the disc errors that many people were having with Super Smash Bros. Brawl? As it turns out,
Mario Kart Wii is susceptible to the same "dirty laser lens" problems, as the game is also on a dual-layered disc. some people are also having problems with Mario Kart Wii. Whether these problems are also due to dirty laser lenses or if there was just a batch faulty discs remains to be seen.
In any case, a handful of gamers in Japan are reporting problems, and there have been instances in which the software won't even start up. We wouldn't worry too much over the issue, though. Theoretically, if Brawl works with your Wii, Mario Kart should too (even though it's not the same dual-layered disc issue). If you haven't tested out Brawl on your Wii yet, though, you might want to cross your fingers come launch day.
Have any of you readers who've already purchased the game experienced any problems?