Home arcade-machine manufacturer Dream Arcades agrees with Nintendo in its claim that games need to be about more than sitting on the sofa. So today, the company announced that it’s the first home-arcade manufacturer to make its hardware compatible with the Wii — and the Xbox 360 and PS3 (PlayStation 3) as well.
With this new adapter, gamers who own a Dream Arcade system can plug their directly console into the machine and use the control panel, monitor and audio system of the stand-up machine. This means it’s like playing an Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii in an old-fashioned arcade.
All Dream Arcades models, from self-assemble kits (which start at $589) to the $3499 Dreamcade Vision 120 (which has a 10-foot projection screen), will now work with your PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii.
Dream Arcades console adapters are available for $35 to $99, depending on the console gamers want to convert to a stand-up machine. Adapters are available when gamers purchase the stand-up unit, and existing Dream Arcades owners can purchase them individually.
Dream Arcades is also compatible with legacy consoles including the original Xbox, the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and DreamCast.