Guitar fever seizes the Wii

Nintendo's console gets its own guitar controller.


As guitar fever continues to grip the game industry, Nintendo got a major dose this week with two of its leading products. First the DS Lite got a grip with some fret buttons, and now the Wii has a new guitar controller all its own.

Accessory maker Nyko made its Wii Guitar Hero controller in the shape of a Telecaster, much to the delight of Engadget. The Wiimote must still be used, sliding into a slot on the $50 ersatz instrument, but it's cheaper than other guitar controllers on the market.

It's true that there are way more of these products being developed than necessary, but we don't mind. They're still preferable to anything that promotes air guitar .

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