Conversion Kit Makes PS2 Controller Compatible With Wii, Wii U

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As if there weren’t already enough controller options for the Wii U, Japanese company Datel has found a way to make the system even more controller-friendly. If you’re among those who were disappointed to hear that the Wii U Pro Controller isn’t compatible with Wii games, or if you’re just not sold on the controller in general, you might be pleased to know that Datel will be releasing a conversion kit that makes a PS2 controller compatible with both Wii and Wii U games. Hit the jump for details.

Datel took note of some of the controller-related complaints that some fans have with the Wii U, and they’ve answered. The Wii U is not compatible with Gamecube controllers, so for those who don’t like Wii remotes, controller options are limited. Datel’s conversion kit will allow you to play both Wii and Wii U games with a PS2 DualShock controller. Users plug one end of the kit’s cord into the expansion port of a Wii remote and the other to a PS2 controller in order to work. The converter also supports use of a turbo button.

Datel’s kit will cost 1,980 yen, or roughly $25 in US currency, and it launches in Japan on December 8th. As of now, there’s no word on whether the kit will be released in other regions. In the meantime, there are other third party Wii U Pro Controller“> options available.

Source: Polygon

  • zdog

    I’ve seen awesome conversion cables for Wii that allow you to use a good ol’ super nintendo, regular nintendo, or 64 controller, but PS2? that is new.

    • venom

      because the ps2 controller (much like the xbox 360 controller) has every function of the wii u pro controller, while the n64 controller wouldn’t.