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Mario Kart 8 getting cool accessories in Japan

Mario Kart 8 accessories

Ah, the damn [insert non-offensive cute jab] Japanese. They always get some cool gaming stuff that we in the West never get. Nintendo is especially known for pampering its home base with cool accessories, limited edition consoles and games, and more.

This time, Nintendo will be offering some cool Mario kart 8 Wii U accessories, including steering wheels for the Wiimote, and Mario Kart 8-branded Wii U GamePad cases / covers.

Nintendo will offer the Wiimote steering wheel case in Mario red or Luigi green, which will retail for 1,200 Yen in Japan, which translates into $12 USD. The GamePad cover comes in red and green as well, and retails for 1,700 Yen, or around $17 dollars.

We know that these are just a bunch of plastic cases with some artwork on them, but we still wish Nintendo would offer these in the West. Maybe one day, they will.

Japan isn’t the only territory getting some exclusive Mario Kart 8 hardware: Europe will be getting a special Mario Kart 8 bundle which includes a spiny shell statue as well.

Mario Kart 8 launches on May 30 in North America and Europe, and on May 29 in Japan. Nintendo has ramped up its promotion of the game — recently at the SXSW festival in Austin, Nintendo built a real-life Mario Kart 8 go-kart track.

You can check out the Mario Kart 8 accessories on the Japanese Amazon here.

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  • Vriska Serket

    We do get a new wii wheel with mario and the mariokart 8 logo on it here in NA.

    • Aidan Dawes

      Not as cool.

      • Vriska Serket

        True 8ut its something.

    • greengecko007

      Love how it’s a Wiimote instead of at least a WiiUmote. Has Nintendo learned nothing? Cutting corners with marketting isn’t going to help.

    • Robinpreet Sidhu

      That’s cool but I think we need these:

      • greengecko007

        That Wii U gamecube controller has all of my wants.

      • Ducked

        GameCube controller was my all time favorite.

    • abe

      That one with the Mario picture is only licensed by Nintendo and isn’t as good as the proper official one

  • RecheDiazrivarola

    the green luigi gamepad look really awesome.

    • Josiah Parsons

      Sadly, a gamepad skin or hard case would be really awkward…

      • RecheDiazrivarola

        i use this in red And if I feel comfortable, i play Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

      • Doctors Tardis

        I got a hard case and used it for maybe 3 days. It was just too much.

        • thedeciderU

          same. made it unplayable.

  • Mr Ninty

    haha for ones the usa gets nothing

    • Vriska Serket

      Not true. we dont get this exact thing though.

    • Jon

      This happens a lot more than you may think.

  • Kenshin0011

    The wii wheel never caught on for me. It controls horribly

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It works fine for me when I played Mario Kart Wii, but the Mario and Luigi themed wheel and accessories is just for show, so it’s not a big deal.

      • Shchlong

        I heard if you use them with their respective characters in the game you go faster.

    • Jon

      never had any issues with the wheel.

    • tronic307

      A GC controller might do in a pinch, but Mario Kart Wii was designed around the Wii Wheel.

  • Chris

    Can anyone say e-bay!?!?

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      True, but I don’t think they’ll come cheap if imported.

      • Vriska Serket

        These things equate to roughly 11 odd dollars for the wheel and 15 odd for the game pad cover, so imported they’d pro8a8ly 8e 20 for the wheel and 25-30 for the cover. I don’t know if it is worth it, then.

        • NkoSekirei

          i dont trust ebay that much wen some people price gouge their stuff to ridiculous prices

        • Tim van Broekhoven

          Can I ask you one thing? Is your letter B dead?

          • Vriska Serket

            nope bbbbbbbb

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Not a huge loss here.I think as long as you can play the game, that’s all that should matter. Besides, this is usually common practice to leave the West holding the bag.

  • Lusunup

    Never a good idea to start off with “Ah, the damn Japanese”…..

    • Carlos Webster

      Yup, because it’s mean.

  • gamer4life

    Why doesn’t Nintendo make an entire driving set? Like the one for Xbox 360, with a pedal, brake, wheel, etc. That would be awesome!

    • Robinpreet Sidhu

      Though that is cool, it could feel weird since Mario Kart is a really fast paced game, and it could get awkward.

      • gamer4life

        Yeah, that would make it more fun. A button on the wheel that control’s the item launcher? That would be so cool. Nintendo needs this.

    • Vriska Serket

      May8e if they made a more advanced drivin game, akin to Gran Tourismo or forza, since although i like mario kart for what it is, I dont think it warrants my purchase of an 150 driving set.

  • Deadpool U

    Off topic: I don’t know if you guys heard but today Shokio is supposed to start a “movement” against Nintendo or some thing so just letting you guys know.

  • darkcreap

    “Ah, the damn Japanese” -> John, man, this beginning for the article is disrespectful. No need to use xenophobia.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I don’t think he meant it that way, but I can see how it may offend others.

  • C4

    I want colored Pro Controllers…

    • Robinpreet Sidhu

      It think every one does, just look at this.

    • Ducked

      Frozen style pro controller

      • Shota

        if kingdom hearts 3 was for wii u and came boxed with that controller i would totally buy that !

        • Ducked

          As would I!

          • Shota

            I know you would ;)

          • Ducked

            Add me on “Ducked” on miiverse :)

          • Shota

            ofcourse! i am shonenjump

  • Mario

    Ah crud! We never get the good stuff.

  • companyoflosers

    “They always get some cool gaming stuff that we in the West never get”. let me revise this sentence. “They always get some useless gaming stuff that we in the west never needed.” there we go! now to be more serious and less confrontational, the wheel accessory was always just a wast of money being just a piece of plastic and all. Ive never felt the need to mario an luigi theme all my stuff. i guess someone else might want to but does it warrant them coming out with a mario and luigi version of EVERYTHING?!

  • ETeach

    This has made me realize how much I’d like some kind of decoration for my gamepad…

    • David Trail

      Should have bought the Zelda one. It looks great ; )

  • steveb944

    WHERE IS OUR U.S. BUNDLE?!

    Honestly tho I think I’ll just wait for some buy one get one ‘X’ off. I don’t see a point to buy first party on release date without a bonus.

  • David Trail

    Infamous Second Son two weeks too complete

    Mario Kart 8 you can play for ever

    • David Troll

      inFamous Second Son > Mario Kart 8 lmao!

      • David Trail

        Not on metacritic. Want me to bet you on that?

        • David Troll

          My bet > Your bet lmao!

          • Vriska Serket

            Scratching my eyes out > reading your comments lmao!

      • Shane Michaels

        Hello, my treacherous friend…

        • David Trail

          Mario Kart 8 89% > Infamous Second Son only 80% lmao!

          • David Troll

            PS4 > Wii U lmao!

    • greengecko007

      Time to complete everything in a game =/= How much the game will be played. Infamous looks amazing, and I’m extremely excited for Mario Kart 8.

      These Nintentroll comments sure are sad.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Indeed. Though, from Davey boy here, they’re expected.

      • David Trail

        Even so Mario Kart 8 has 20 times more replayability than Infamous Second Son.

  • Suraj Alexander

    oin the nintendo movement to bring around changes to nintendo

  • David Trail

    Can’t wait to May for Mario Kart 8… Got Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Pure Chess, Shovel Knight, Child of Light, Mario Kart (SNES) to tie me over till then.

    Plus GBA and DS games. Really looking forward to Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga. I didn’t play it on the DS.

    Looking forward to replaying Metroid Fusion on the Game Pad and big screen.

    • matthew garcia

      Where are the gamecube games. Oh I forgot wii u has a pathetic 32gigs

      • David Trail

        I will just buy a hard drive dude. Only £50

        • matthew garcia

          What a lame excuse. I already spent 350 on my wii u deluxe. 50 bucks more for that hard drive would get me a ps4 with a 500 gig hard drive

          • David Trail

            Meh, it hasn’t run out yet so don’t care for your troll comment. When it runs out. I will buy a hard drive.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah cuz ds games and indie games only take up 100mb. Wii u will never have gamecube games. Ps4 will have ps3 games

          • David Trail

            Zelda Wind Waker HD, Rayman Legends are indies?

            I have loads of indie, SNES, NES games as well. Not even half way dude.

          • matthew garcia

            I can play every retro nintendo game for free with a emulator so that doesn’t matter to me. I’m talking downloads only I have most wii u exclusives already. U can’t download shit with big space cuz of the weak hard drive. That’s why there is no gamecube games on it.

          • David Trail

            Emulators are bad mkay, Mr Garrison.

          • matthew garcia

            No there good for me cuz nintendo over charges on there 20 year old games. I’ll just download for free. I even play ps1 games

          • David Trail

            People like you ruin the industry lol!

          • matthew garcia

            Lol Nah I contributed enough to nintendo. It seems I contributed 350 bucks to nintendo for a indie machine. Not all wii u exclusive appeal to me. I only own 5 of them.

          • David Trail

            Mario Kart 8, SSB, Bayonetta 2, Sonic Boom, Zelda U, Hyrule Warriors, Yoshi’s Yarn, Shin Migami V Fire Emblem, Watch, Monolithsofts X, Dogs, Project Cars.

            They are some good indies dude : )

          • matthew garcia

            To many cartoons for me I’m an adult. The only ones I want from that list is X and fire emblem. I had the 1st bayonetta on 360 and thought it was to cheesy

          • David Trail

            Cartoon games are for adults

            Gore/ violence for kids

          • matthew garcia

            Nah that’s what the esrb rating is for. Obviously m rated games are developed for adults. By law children can’t go to the counter and buy them. Now e rated games like mario can be

          • David Trail

            Ha ha that’s the secret. It’s all a marketing ploy to appeal to the kids.

          • matthew garcia

            I would say a game like mario and donkey Kong and most nintendo games that don’t talk and make wierd immature noises that your embarrassed for other people to hear is for children but has the difficulty for adults. I love mario but I cringe inside by the immature nature of the game as an adult. When I was 10 this wouldn’t matter but I couldn’t play it to much now.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Which makes it perfect for kids. Adults? Not so much.

          • matthew garcia

            I agree

          • David Trail

            O you would rather play a game with no challenge?

          • David Trail

            You are cringe worthy.

          • matthew garcia

            Just face it man video games are entertainment like movies and not everyone wants to watch pixar movies all the time. We need to watch some rated r shit to. This is nintendos problem

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think it’s funny that for a guy(David) who preaches branching out, sure has a problem with people branching out. Hmm….

          • matthew garcia

            Fa sho

          • Vriska Serket

            This is gold coming from you.

          • David Troll

            My worth > Your worth lmao!

          • Jon

            I don’t know, the fact that all your comments are the same makes me wonder

          • Jon

            and yet is it children that play most of them….

          • matthew garcia

            I play m rated games like the Witcher and dark souls. I love dark fantasy and I don’t recommend those for kids

          • David Trail

            SSB?

          • matthew garcia

            It’s ok but I enjoy real fighting simulators more like virtual fighter or dead or alive. Ssb is fun though but I just grew out of the immature style of it

          • David Trail

            Blood and gore and shooting mature?

          • matthew garcia

            Virtual fighter has no blood just hit contact. Dead or alive has no blood neither just big boobs on the women

          • Jon

            but… all games look a lot like cartoons… even the shooters…

          • matthew garcia

            Let’s just say some games show a sense of realism alot more than others

          • Jon

            then you should specify that and not say “cartoons”

          • matthew garcia

            Shut up and don’t be so butt hurt about games. Yall kids take this shit to seriously. It’s just entertainment

          • Jon

            wow… quite the reaction here… did you miss your nap time? I for one am not butt hurt about games here as I love pretty much all genera of games regardless of which system it is on… though I do have things against certain things about each system… I was just getting clarifications here because you pretty much said there we too many cartoon games when they are all pretty much cartoon… though in a sense, you would technically be right…. because they all are. Unless you get games with live action gameplay… which is something I”d like to see… lol though it’d be impossible… unless this were star trek and we had Holo-emitters.

          • matthew garcia

            I game across different platforms also. I’m playing infamous 2nd son right now. My wii u will collect dust til X comes out. Also playing radiant historia on ds

          • David Trail

            I own nearly all of them. You need to broaden your horizons.

          • David Troll

            My horizons > Your horizons lmao!

          • David Trail

            $3.99 too much???

          • David Troll

            Free games > $3.99 lmao!

          • David Trail

            I would say the orginal Mario Bros is worth more than Infamous Second Son. Each to their own.

          • Vriska Serket

            Dude what is with you and infamous second son today?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He basically hates anything that comes from Sony. Not sure why that is other than keeping up the fanboy act. ;P

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Not really. I dump my old cartridges and make roms of my own. They work good for me. Not everyone supports emulation, but they’re not bad when used right.

          • David Troll

            Emulators > Wii U lmao!

          • gamer4life

            You can emulate pretty much every game in the world lol.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah I love it. I got a mega controller on my galaxy 4 and have been playing ps1 rpgs handheld style

          • gamer4life

            Lol how can you play emulated games? They are just not the same. I would never play that crap.

          • matthew garcia

            I can actually play conkers bad fur day 64 on the go with enhanced hd visuals. Can’t do that on wii u so I’ll play I’ll keep doin it

          • gamer4life

            Lol if you want to play old games, than buy old consoles. Simple as that.

          • matthew garcia

            No I think I’ll play enhanced version for free. Now I will buy say for example wind waker hd or final fantasy hd remakes for ps3 cuz those are exclusive. If nintendo actually wants me to pay then actually remake the game

          • readypembroke

            Have fun pirate!

          • matthew garcia

            Thank u I will :). I can play majoras mask in hd. Can’t do that on wii u

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Being a pirate pays when the situation is right. You do make a good point. :P

          • matthew garcia

            I mean emulation has been Goin on since the late 9 0′s I don’t see the big deal with it. If nintendo or Sony wanted to do something about it they would have along time ago. I really don’t think they care

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well, they care for sure, but there’s not much that can be done to stop pirates. They’re always one step ahead, so all they can do is offer a service and encourage people to buy their products. From what I’ve seen from the eShop, I’d rather play older games on emulators. That goes for PSone games too. I dump my old cartridges and make roms of my own, so it’s not pirating in my case, but I don’t care if people do it illegally or not. Their business.

          • matthew garcia

            What I don’t get is that the most popular rom sites have been up for years like cool roms. I would think they would just shut them down. I mean these sites are popular

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well it’s really easy when you think about it. You shut one down, another one takes its place. It’s just like ThePirateBay. If it got shut down, another site will be there to replace it and probably will continue on it’s legacy. I think by now, most of the industry knows it’s a losing battle when pirates are always ahead and prepared.

          • matthew garcia

            I get ya

          • readypembroke

            Can’t support Nintendo on phones!

          • matthew garcia

            Dude even if I buy those retro games used it’s still not supporting nintendo cuz they won’t see any of that money anyway. They don’t offer those games to download so I’ll just play emulation

          • readypembroke

            If you buy them on the Wii Mode then you do support Nintendo

          • matthew garcia

            I have not seen any classic Snes rpgs on wii mode

          • readypembroke

            I never mentioned about SNES games dummy

          • matthew garcia

            Then what games are u talking about cock sucker

          • readypembroke

            I was talking about N64 games like Majora’s Mask.

          • matthew garcia

            I can play that game in hd with enhanced textures on a emulator and can’t on wii. It’s wierd how a pirate can create this enhancemen for everyone to use but nintendo won’t take the time to do it on wii u for the fans

          • David Trail

            You need to rot in hell.

          • greengecko007

            Flagged.

            Have a nice day.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Calm down there, tiger.

          • matthew garcia

            U need to get laid and quit taking this gaming thing so seriously. There is more to life. If u take it that seriously to tell somebody to rot in he’ll then u must live a sad secluded life with your wii u and lotion that u use to her off to princess peach

          • Vriska Serket

            Well that was pretty uncalled for.

          • David Troll
          • Vriska Serket

            They really arent; 8ut i can understand why some do it, mainly if they own the game and want to play it alternately, or if the system they originally had is having pro8lems. when i get irrated with people who emulate it is when they profess pu8lically that they do it (and with pride, no less) and seem to think it is 8oth the right and the only way.

          • matthew garcia

            The only games I emulate are rpgs cuz I can’t afford to go pay hundreds of dollars for old retro classic games. I mean if I were to go buy the game used and play on the console like yall want nintendo doesn’t see any of that money anyway cuz it’s purchased 2nd hand and not at retail. If they don’t want people doing that nintendo should get there heads out of there ass and make them available to download. There process is ridiculously slow

          • Vriska Serket

            Ok, I own an xbox one, which has the same 500 GB HDD. I have 8ought a grand total of 3 games (retail ones, mind you) and mandatory installs of retail games, which i 8elieve are also on ps4, take up like a SHITLOAD of disk sp8ce for some reason. Those 3 games have used up nearly a third of my HDD. So really, since retail games arent an option for saving disk sp8ce, it equates to a8out the same or not much 8etter, 8elieve it or not.

      • gamer4life

        32 gig of flash memory you idiot. A Wii U disc game only need a around 100 mb. Most PS4/X1 games takes up to 50 gb. Wii U can hold more game data than both.

        • matthew garcia

          Bullshit I’ll believe it when I see it. Nintendo hasn’t proven much to me on its capabilites.

          • gamer4life

            That shows you don’t even have a Wii U. When you look into the data from the system, it shows how much MB each game is. For me, the average is around 100-200 MB per game.

          • matthew garcia

            I do have a wii u and I’m not talking about wii u games I’m talking about downloading gamecube games off e shop. Wii u will never have that

          • David Trail

            It will

          • matthew garcia

            Well there taking there sweet ass time now aren’t they. They know that’s what fans want but instead give us ds games. They always do the opposite of what we want

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yeah, that sounds like the Nintendo I know.

          • David Trail

            Me year dude. A console lives for 5 to 7 years.

          • David Trail

            He is right

          • matthew garcia

            I never said he was wrong. WE were talking about somethin completely different. Wii u will never have gamecube games. I own all the ds games I ever want to own my favorite being radiant historia. I want n64 and gamecube games

          • David Trail

            It will dude.

          • David Troll

            It won’t > It will lmao!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Did you look at the screen on the pad? Its mobile technology from 2004. Not even touch pad. It looks like a goddam toy. Look at this crap:
            http://blogs-images.forbes.com/ericsavitz/files/2011/02/Wii-uDraw-GameTablet.jpg

      • Magnus Eriksson

        I agree. Its horrible. What did they thinking? This is 2014 and not 2004. Nintendo have been ten years behind for too long now.

      • Jon

        Nintendo never said they will have gamecube games on the VC. Reggie said he would like them but he never said they were coming.

        • matthew garcia

          So they give us ds games instead. Doesn’t matter what they say it’s what the fans want. Nintendo is already having a hard time as it is with the wii u. If ps4 is gonna have ps3 games why can’t wii u have gamecube games. Should be easy considering how old gamecube tech is

      • tronic307

        Get a hard drive.

    • Adrian

      Pretty sure it is called Super Mario Kart

  • Rinslowe

    Cooool…. :)

  • Jon

    Japan gets something, EU gets something. NA better get something too.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It probably won’t be as good.

      • Jon

        probably not… We’ll get stickers. lol

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Well, it’ll be something at least. Lol. The West rarely gets what Japan receives.

      • Rinslowe

        Bah humbug!
        LOL Gonzalez, you’re such a concern troll, it’s hilarious… :)

    • Tobias

      I would rather have 60Hz virtual console games and get most games early than some bundles and get the games later tbh. Too bad I live in europe :(

  • AAAkabob

    “The damn Japanese”

    Wow how the fuck is this website letting him publish things on here? Seriously wtf, I’m officially done w/ this website.

    • scrubberprood21

      I’ve been thinking about leaving this site, too, and I think this just pulled the plug. Was “damn” really necessary? This guy writes enough biased and sloppy articles already.

      • Shota

        hahaha owned john kinsely. good job buddy he deserved it

    • Shota

      journalism these days are about hating, fanboying and especially clickbaits.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Wasnt there going to be a wheel that could fit the pad? Anyway, I still have wheels from MKWii. Theyll fill their purpose. Also I can wait, Ill buy the game second hand.

    • David Trail

      Imbecile!

      • Magnus Eriksson

        People like you are the main reason why Nintendo failed. No one wants to buy their products because everyone are afraid to be identified with its fanbase. That is that they dont want people to think they are stupid children who wasnt raised properly. They dont want to be identified with people like you. So in a way its your fault that Nintendo are dying.

        • ICHI

          You take that back right now, it’s my fault and you know it!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Nah sorry man, you are not one of the stupid. I would love to blame it on you, but morals go before fun. So I feel obligated to be honest here. People like David Trail and D.M.T are the ones who scare away gamers…

          • ICHI

            But mario made me touch him, then I was forced to buy a happy meal to point out where on the doll!
            In all seriousness, it is getting harder to be a Nintendo fan on the one hand you have guys who are so preachy I may as well be in church! telling me what a real fan doesand doesn’t do then on the other you have people who think you’re one of the preachy twonks, and you only like kids games.

          • Vriska Serket

            Two ends of the spectrum.

          • ICHI

            What ever happened to accepting life is sh!t and living in the grey area? :-)

          • Vriska Serket

            that is my philosophy to the letter

          • Ocio Aguilera

            Ok, i wanna say something.. i´m a nintendo fan old boy and i want to clear just one point: there are people like me who respect opinions like yours, The console war game never has turn into a real one. Bless to all of you.

            Excuse my english, im from Colombia

        • Rinslowe

          “No one wants to buy their products because everyone are afraid to be identified with its fanbase”
          Completely unsubstantiated claim…
          I’m happily identified as a Nintendo fan and more importantly a fan of gaming overall. People who genuinely enjoy Nintendo’s games or any one companies games, don’t care what others are thinking. We’re too busy enjoying the games…

          If there are people out there who are into gaming but afraid or conscious of the brand they’re playing on, then I pity such weak minded fools.
          And before someone tries to be clever and throw the no’s game at me. Don’t bother. Genuine gamer’s also couldn’t give a toss about how many morons inhabit the planet.
          That’s a job for concern trolls….
          Lol to that statement.

      • David Troll

        Magnus’ anger meter(0%) > Your anger meter(100%) lmao!

        • Vriska Serket

          It’s starting to seem like you use “lmao” in place of punctu8ion.

    • gamer4life

      Lol you get more pathetic every time. Waiting to buy a game second hand…….LOL. Stop bashing the Wii U, you clearly never used one. You are the biggest idiot on the internet. Get a life.

      • David Trail

        Amen to that!

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Where is the bashing?

          • TheRealTruthTeller

            almost every fucking article on this page, and i love how you have enough time to do nothing with your life lol

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Where is the bashing? Point it out to me, please.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I take it they didn’t like your idea of getting a game second hand. Cause you know, you’re only allowed to do that with non-Nintendo games. Usual fanboy logic. ;P

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Oh, I see. Thats kind of sad. Well, I kind of feel it to be morally wrong to support Nintendo directly because of how they treat their fanbase. Thats why I dont want to buy their games first hand. I bought an Ouya instead of buying games on Virtual Console and my guess is that they find it wrong too. Well, haters gonna hate…

          • Vriska Serket

            Actually that makes a lot of sense. I did the same thing; 8ut with an nvidia shield.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I saw someone who hacked the pad and made it available on their computer a while ago. Maybe that opens up for the possibility to play Wii U games on copies instead. I think that would be great in that case. Then I only need the pad really, and could play Dolphin games aswell. Wouldnt that be great?

          • Vriska Serket

            What would 8e coolest with the gamepad on pc is mods for pc games to allow pc games to take advantage of that second screen, similar to the wii u. (or hell, even just something compara8le to smart glass); it would make pc games more interesting.

            As for dolphin, i think it might 8e a little early for that dont you? Gamecu8es and their games arent THAT hard to find, anyway. And newer things i would far prefer to play legally.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            On a general I like to agree. But it feels morally wrong to support Nintendo because of how they have treated their fanbase. But you are right, one can always buy second hand games.

          • David Trail

            I am a boiler fan than you. At least they don’t shove DLC and microtransactions down our throats.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            you are a fanboy yes, thats true

          • C4

            Not yet :P

          • Brandon Olson

            If you feel that it’s wrong to support Nintendo, don’t buy their games PERIOD. Second hand or not. Some people have their reasons for buying games second-hand or used or when prices go down (lack of money, managing games to be played, the latter of which I fall into with too many games as I haven’t picked up Mario 3D World yet), but if you’re the kind of person whose just going to buy a game second hand because you don’t want Nintendo to get your money, you’re still revelling in their games because you must like them in SOME capacity. And pirating games? That’s not cool.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Im one of those who got tricked into buying the Wii U. I have tried to sell it, but no one wants to buy it

          • Brandon Olson

            Tricked is kind of a low blow when it’s nowhere near as bad as previous flounders in the gaming industry. But whatever floats your boat.

            My situation may be different from yours, not sure. But I saved up and bought the Wii U Wind Waker HD bundle and since I didn’t try hard enough to go around selling my console, I decided that I would give my old one (switched the consoles themselves so I can keep my content) and gift it to some well-deserving kids in my family.

            If you can’t get someone to take the Wii U off your hands, why not gift it someone in your family after wiping it clean?

          • David Trail

            Tricked? Wii U is a dam good console!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “Well, haters gonna hate…”

            They always do. ;P

        • Vriska Serket

          Haha, nowhere. There are two types of nintendo fan8oys; the type who defend nintendo with their very dignity (and create reason when it is not present to yell at others) and the twpe who 8errate other systems etc for no appar8nt reason.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You’ll find plenty of them on this site.

        • TheRealTruthTeller

          hes right about the fact that you have no life whatsoever, same for Daniel

      • Adrian

        What’s wrong with buying a game second hand? Nintendo Elitist much?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Basically the logic is that if it’s a Nintendo game, it’s a sin to buy it second hand.

      • David Troll

        My life > your life lmao!

      • Ducked

        *brain cells killed from fanboy comment*

    • Nookling

      Same with me about the Mario Kart wheels. But idk how anybody could wait on this one!!! Besides a handful of stellar games the Wii U doesn’t have much to play and this one looks amazing. I will get it day one/two. Besides if you wait tooooo long Smash might sneak up

      • Magnus Eriksson

        My reason for waiting is that I will deliver my thesis then. I dont have time to play it. If I can pick it up second hand Ill do that at a later point.

        • TheRealTruthTeller

          who gives 2 shits about you or your bloat of a wife lol

  • HotInEER

    We always get screwed in this department. Nintendo, we want this stuff too!

  • cool1706

    Nothing in the us :(

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    Europe and Japan getting all the cool stuff…while we over here…we get…NOTHING!!!

    • Tobias

      Atleast you dont have to deal with 50Hz Virtual console games :)

  • AnimaMortem

    Whats your take on the Nintendo Redirect movement?

  • Adrian

    Wow, John calling MarioKart “the upcoming WiiU racing game” makes me feel like he isn’t a Nintendo fan (or didn’t grow up with Nintendo). I mean, it’s a 20+ year old franchise, hard to refer to it as an “upcoming racing game”.
    That’s like calling a new Mario Bros, “The upcoming platformer for Nintendo’s WiiU console.”

    • Nookling

      Mario Kart IS an upcoming Wii u game. As is every game that is coming out soon

      • Adrian

        how do you not understand what I was saying..

        • Nookling

          It’s a racing game and it’s upcoming so why not call it that

  • Nookling

    This game looks really great! Very excited for this to come out and E3 shortly after for more smash info

  • Old School

    Amazing game so far but why can’t we get a fucking battle preview?!

    Nintendo battle mode is just as important as VS.

    Yay for Japan and US gets……..

  • helpo

    http://www.change.org/petitions/nintendo-adding-online-multiplayer-and-voice-chat-to-virtual-console-games

    Here’s why it’s important:

    Have you ever imagined playing an old classic that you loved and wanted it to be online to show off your skills or even play with friends and family that live to far away to play the game with them. Imagine Super Mario World with online and voice chat, Mario kart with online and voice chat or even super smash bros! from N64 with online multiplayer and voice chat the list can go on and on this can be something that I know will be a hit! We together can make this happen if we show nintendo that we really want this! This would be amazing!

  • Nope.avi

    Why does everyone have to cry and be politically correct at any and every word spoken? It’s a fucking word. Fuck politically correct.

  • Christian Schoff

    *breathes fire* I want the green wheel!

  • tronic307

    Those Wii wheels would look great with my Mario & Luigi Wiimotes!

  • Ducked

    These things look cool, but I wouldn’t pay say $12 for them if they came to North America. Plus I rarely use the wii remote.

  • Louis ‘Luigi’ Arnold

    is there any way to get these in the UK or at least import them from America? Amazon Japan won’t ship outside Japan for these items sadly :(

  • Louis ‘Luigi’ Arnold

    Is there any way to import these from Japan? Sadly Amazon Japan don’t allow shipping to the UK for these items :( I was really hoping to import the NES REMIX 1 & 2 compilation too! :/

  • andrewjcole

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think the gamepad covers look ugly. The little holes everywhere make it messy enough, but the desgins make it look crouded. That’s just my opinion.

  • GABRIEL GARCIA

  • Dagehon

    What if MK8 as no voice chat?