If you’ve been waiting for an arcade stick to come out for the Nintendo Wii, you’re just gonna have to wait a bit longer. There’s only one of these bad boys out right now, and the only place you can find it is eBay. The Wii arcade stick plugs into the Wii via the GameCube port, making it compatible with the GameCube too. Though the GameCube isn’t really of much use anymore, you can use the arcade stick with it to kill time until Nintendo gets more Virtual Console games for the Wii out. Looks-wise, the joystick is a little on the boring side, but who cares? The size of the stick makes it seem like holding the joystick would feel like an actual arcade machine. Engadget mentions the arcade stick is a bit heavy (weighing in a 10-pounds due to actual arcade stick components), but remember:
Heavy is good. Heavy is reliable. If it doesn’t work, you can always hit him with It.
- Boris the Blade/Bullet Dodger
Massive Arcade Stick For Wii and GameCube [engadget]