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Japan getting stand to make Wii U GamePad a racing wheel

racing wheel wii u

With Mario Kart 8 just around the corner, it looks like Japanese peripheral manufacturer CyberGadget is getting ready to cash-on on those who want a racing wheel experience for the game. Of course Wii-remote racing wheels have been around since the Wii, but this new peripheral is a stand that comes with a clamp, making it possible to attach the GamePad to the stand and use it as the wheel itself. The device will retail for about $42 in the region.

Of course, if using the GamePad isn’t your thing, the Wii-remote wheel is still a possibility and comes as an available attachment. There’s no word on when anything like this will be available in the West, so it looks like Japan is getting the best tool for Mario Kart 8 sessions until further notice. What do you think of this? If it functions well, it could be the perfect accessory for games like Mario Kart 8 and Project Cars, when they’re released.

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  • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

    OH PLEASE COME TO AMERICA

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Oooh shiney :°

  • NintendoFan

    It needs to come to everywhere

  • ActivesiN

    thats sweet, hopefully it comes to North America

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    that’s pretty nifty o,o

  • jjbredesen

    That looks really cool, now lets get the zapper from E3 2011!

    • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

      That zapper looks so iffy! I feel like I wouldn’t be able to use it in fear of the Gamepad falling and breaking

      • jjbredesen

        Yeah, but they can fix that XD and it would not work for games like COD xD

        • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

          Hahaha, yeah that would be bad, haha

      • Wooopigsooie

        Well, there is that screw hole in the back of the gamepad it could securely attach to, though still a bit unsettling I’d agree.

  • Selina Kyle

    Why is Japan always getting the good stuff?

    • Keith

      Japan is getting the “good stuff” 1st because the Wii U is from their market.

      And speak for yourself about being poor & dirty, some of us American’s actually work for a living to afford nice things!!

      • Mario

        It’s true.

  • Frank Shelton

    Oh so that’s what that screw hole is for on back of the pad.

  • kentray1985

    Wow I really want to buy this. Please Nintendo bring this to America!

  • Sdudyoy

    This is something I’ve wanted someone to make since the Wii first came out.

  • darkcreap

    This is a great thing. The trouble I’ve seen with the Wiimote is that it is not an accesory fixed to a certain point, so it is not like driving. This gamepad stand could be the perfect complement to make the gamepad a racing wheel.

  • palomino blue

    That should allow the wheel accessory for Wii Remotes to attach to this thing too so it has a fixed axis. That way more than one person can use it.

    • ben

      It does

  • ShortyStock

    That DOES look cool, but I got nowhere to clamp it to :(

  • CEObrainz

    Looks nice and all but I’d still rather use the Pro Controller. If it retails for a cheaper price in the UK, I’d consider buying.

  • Skelterz

    It looks cheap i woulden’t pay 40 whatevers for that lol i’ll just use a pad.

  • Rinslowe

    I’d pick this up…
    Just to add to the collection.

  • wiimenonowiiu

    I want one

  • steveb944

    This would get as much use as my 3DS Kid Icarus stand, none whatsoever

  • Aaron Newman

    I don’t really see the point of this as the gamepad will function as a wheel without the stand. It would just get in the way as you would have to have it on a solid surface rather than just holding it up. I’d like to see a set of pedals with analogue control the plugs into the gamepad expansion port. That would be perfect for Project CARS.