Wii U accessories we hope never happen

Wii U accessories we hope never happen

We love the Wii. It’s a cool and fun gaming console that deserves appreciation for its innovation and originality, and for completely trumping the Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms of sales over the last six years.

With the Wii U now gaining momentum, it seems as if the Wii will be heading into its twilight period, and as much as we love Nintendo’s little while console, we’ve got be honest, a majority of the accessories for the console have been absolutely ridiculous.

Gamers have seen their fair share of strange and completely unnecessary Wii peripherals. Third-party companies jumped on the novelty band-wagon to produce some of the most incomprehensible monstrosities to go hand in hand with the functional-at-launch Wii.

So in anticipation for the potential-packed Wii U, let’s hope Nintendo’s new console gets the good aspects of it’s predecessor, while leaving behind the less-proud peripheral moments of the Wii. Here are some of the worst accessories the console had on offer, hopefully reminding the Wii U developers on what to avoid.

1. Wii paddles

Um… okay, so adding some plastic obtrusive paddles to the end of a Wii-mote makes it more fun! Right!? Right??

2. Wii gun attachments

Nothing says ‘Family Fun’ like attaching your Wii-motes onto a shotgun replica. Good times.

3. Wii Boxing Gloves

You can line up 100 girls with these “authentic-fighting gloves”, they’re still pointless.

4. ‘Gun of Fighter’

“Gun of Fighter” – a little oxymoronic? No?

5. Wii airplane controls

What in the hell is this thing!? Apparently it’s a “Airplane Control Stand.” I think it speaks for itself.

Whether there is a lesson to be learned here or not, I don’t know. But what I do know is that purchasing a 2m long fishing extension may only hamper the gaming experience, let alone enhance it. Now where’s my Zelda crossbow?

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  • Kromaswow

    Next up the WII broken beer bottle bar fight controller or the WII/IPHONE attachment so you can use your iphone to break your tv.

  • http://tumblr.exhibeo.com/ Axon1988

    That last one looks like cheap glorified plastic bath taps.

  • TehBrad

    Wii boxing gloves? My little cousins have a Wii… I could get away with going Rocky on their asses.

    Queue the music.

  • http://twitter.com/jaco_vanderwalt Jaco van der Walt

    I think you forgot the worst accessory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKPDvKsr-0

  • http://twitter.com/pantsula Jannie Theron

    Playing House of the dead is actually a LOT more fun with a gun attachment, although I did fashion my own from a pizza box

  • http://www.mygaming.co.za/ Jeremy Proome

    Beggars can’t be choosers 😛

  • Gareth Thomas

    Wii has too many i’s in it steve would not be happy

  • http://www.mygaming.co.za/ Jeremy Proome

    Mother of god…