Wii Want to Dance!
October 9, 2007 2:24 PM   Subscribe

How Can I use my Xbox Dance Pads on my Wii?

My wife and I have 2 foam Xbox dance pads that we really like, but we want to play Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii. I can find PS2 to Wii adapters online but no XBox to Wii. Does anyone know if any such thing exists, or have any other solutions?
posted by superbird to Technology (5 answers total)
They make Xbox to PS2 adapters, u might try daisy chaining them?
posted by mphuie at 2:30 PM on October 9, 2007

No such thing, unfortunately. Even if you could find a way to plug them in via, say, USB, to my knowledge the software isn't designed to take input in such a manner.
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:21 PM on October 9, 2007

If you don't find an adaptor solution, the Wii does support the dance pad and software from the Gamecube, if you really want to play DDR.
posted by inigo2 at 6:17 AM on October 10, 2007

You could indeed, as mphuie suggests, daisy-chain adapters, like xbox pad --> x-to-ps2-adapter --> ps2-to-gc-adapter (there might even be x-to-gc adapters, but I don't think I've ever seen one). This would be a bit of a hassle, both because you can't just pop on down to Toys-R-Us and buy these adapters (though there are plenty of online sources), but also because the buttons may not map exactly right. And aside from Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix for the GameCube (which, among the DDR series, is widely considered to be pretty mediocre), are there even any Wii-compatible dance games (I don't think there's any way to play Boogie w/dance pads)?

This might be a dumb question, but why do you really want to play DDR on the Wii? I mean, the Xbox's graphic and sound quality are pretty comparable, and it sounds like you might already have an Xbox, two dance pads and a game (probably Ultramix, which, in contrast w/Mario Mix, is generally agreed to be a pretty good game).
posted by box at 10:10 AM on October 10, 2007

Response by poster: The new DDR game came out for the Wii recently, plus we sold our X Box.

Has anyone tried the daisy-chain thing?
posted by superbird at 10:31 AM on October 10, 2007

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