Xbox Wireless Steering Wheel Is Way Cheaper Than You’d Expect

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Xbox Wireless Steering Wheel Is Way Cheaper Than You’d Expect

When it comes to video games and pricing, saying Australians don’t always get a fair shake is a bit of an understatement – which is why the pricing for Microsoft’s swanky new Xbox 360 steering wheel is such an anomaly. The US price is $60. The Australian price? $59.95.

Is this a first for Australian video game retail?

We think so.

Is it too optimistic to interpret this as a sign of things to come?

Probably.

The wheel ships to retailers in Australia on September 26.

Comments

  • Mark, Get a hands on of this thing ASAP if you can. I’m mightily interested, but would love to hear more!

  • I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something like that in the window of the local adult shop.

    As for the price, it’s an accessory the the games-are-more-expensive-here rule doesn’t necissarily apply. But wouldn’t be surprised if it gets here and has a last minute price hike.

    • So you’d buy a fluorescent pink, condom shaped pencil made out of a tampon since looks are a non-issue right at this point in time?

      Maybe it’s because you’re a fanboy of the fluorescent pink, condom shaped tampon pencils manufacturer simply because you want to justify your guilty purchase?

      Don’t say dumb things…

      • That argument doesn’t make sense. There’s a difference between something simply not looking the way you want it to and something looking as ridiculous as what you described.

        • ummm … since your all talking about functionality vs aesthetics, can I point out that they STILL can’t get the d-pad right!

          Why have so many companies struggled in making such a simple piece of plastic?

          Even the 360 pad redesign to fix this exact issue was an over-engineered fail.

          Thank god I won’t be playing Sf4 on this heap of poopy.

          • Apparently my post wasn’t made or something but here it is again. I should have added one more remark that LIKE everything else, there must be balance. I thought this was common knowledge by know but hey, time makes fools of us all.

            My point was not that this U “wheel” is as obscene as a fluorescent pink, condom shaped tampon pencil but lacks balance. Sure you can appreciate it if it looks like a work of art but honestly who’s going to use something that electrocutes you when it senses user satisfaction.

            I was also saying that anyone who wants said masochistic device is only trying to impose bad ideas onto other simply because they can’t accept they made a mistake for poor choice or “failure”.

            Now leave it be.

  • What ever happened to the old Xbox360 wheel?

    It seemed to disappear from the market? I realise it wasn’t a great model of wheel, 90degree rotation, pretty basic everywhere else. I did always mean to pick one of them up.

    • I got one and it wasn’t good. It made every raceing game i played 10th times harder (forza 2 on medium difficulty was nigh impossible to even place in the top 6), hence it just collects dust now.

    • I laugh at the joke but cry inside because it’s entirely probable.

  • Why can’t Microsoft just stop being so controlling and let me use my damn G27 on my Xbox 360?!?!? Forza 4 would be so much better with a proper steering wheel :'(

  • That’s better than I expected.

    Here’s hoping this is a sign of more realistic prices for accessories. The HDDs especially are just absurdly overpriced.

  • Have to say, that is not what I consider a steering wheel. Motion sensing for driving sims/games just doesn’t work that well, you really need force feedback for any sense of realism. Would rather use a standard controller.

  • People, this isn’t ‘motion sensing”. There is a metal section beneath the guide button that attaches to a base. That acts as the axis of rotation.

  • $60? Not too bad but if I ever buy racing games on the 360 I think I’ll fork out an extra $10 and get the XCM F-1 Converter and use my G27 instead.

  • I’ll probably buy this. I’m glad MS have played nice with Australia for once too.

    I’m really intrigued to see how this thing works. What can I actually mount it on to?

    • Considering that the strength of the Aussie dollar has never seen us receive a fair price in comparison with the US…yes…

  • They’d have to pay me $60 for something so hideous. It’s like a sex toy from Tron, except whoever designed it was on ether.

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