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Life-size MP5 submachine gun Wii controller

Posted by Dark Legion 10/17/2009


See that right there? That’s a Wii peripheral. If not for the blaze orange tip, one might mistake it for an MP5 submachine gun. Spotted at a Hong Kong trade show by Pocket-lint, it’s “a 1:1 scale Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun for the Wii.”

The plan is to eventually sell this in the U.S., although a price hasn’t been set. You can bet it’s going to be a pretty penny, though, as the gun features a built-in Wiimote, Nunchuck, MotionPlus sensor, rechargeable battery (via USB), speaker, and rumble support.

Part of me thinks that this newest crop of Wii peripherals (like the bike from yesterday) is just a test to see how much consumers are willing to spend on elaborate game controllers. I can’t wait for the first peripheral to come out that costs more than that Wii itself. That’ll be a sad and wonderful day. Probably mostly sad.

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