Who feels like they need a plastic racing wheel for their 3DS? [update]

Nintendo is planning a new scheme to make money peripheral for it’s newest handheld the 3DS, and it happens to be rather familiar. In fact, it happens to be the same peripheral that launched with a previous game of the same name, Mario Kart. 

Mario Kart 7 will receive an officially licensed steering wheel from Nintendo 3rd party steering wheel from Hori this winter for the 3DS. While the wheel has only been officially announced for release in Japan, I have a sneaking suspicion that this money making piece of plastic will hit retail shelves everywhere when Mario Kart 7 launches later this year. The device will be available for 1,280 yen when it launches in Japan.

While I can certainly get behind a new Mario Kart game for the 3DS, I’m not sure if I’m ready to lug around a bulky piece of plastic anytime I want to play Mario Kart 7 of the bus. I think I will stick with the circle pad to control my kart, thanks. What say you Infendo? Will you be picking one of these bad boys up?

Thanks LegendofPaperZelda for the correction. I misread the original article and assumed it was an official Nintendo peripheral, my bad.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.