Sega launches urinal gaming in Japan

Want to prove that your number one is #1? Then head down to Tokyo, where Sega is introducing one of the most head-turning gaming concepts of all time. We mentioned them last month, and here they are, with more details.

Set to be installed at four flagship metro stations in Tokyo, the "Toylet" has a sensor built into the urinal, and a connected LCD TV that measures various metrics of the expelled waste, like how fast and how much is coming out. The games are completely 100% urine controlled.

Players will be able to compete in four mini-games:

  • Manneken Pis: Players are scored based on how much liquid is captured by the urinal's sensor.
  • Graffiti Eraser: This one's all about force. Players must try to make their stream as forceful as possible to clear away a graffiti-infested wall.
  • The North Wind and Her: If you can keep it down, this game requires players to hit the target with short, powerful blasts to cause a girl's skirt to lift up. Uh...
  • Milk From Nose: Players again try to score the strongest and longest flow, which is delightfully depicted as an on-screen sumo wrestler squirting milk from his nose. If you have a better performance that whoever the last player was, your sumo wrestler wins.

Oh, and just in case you didn't feel unsanitary enough, you can also bring your flash drive with you and download your high score. Directly from the urinal. Yep.

Some say Sega's presence has gone down the toilet ever since it pulled the plug on the Dreamcast. Well, now the publisher is turning urine into gaming gold. Sega expects to make money on the unseemly venture by selling ads on the TV screens in between game sessions.

[Source: Akihabara]

Jan 10, 2011




  • Asloveszuko - January 11, 2011 10 p.m.

    Thats hilarious! Why not have entertainment while you pee? They need to make a sit-down version for us women too!
  • Nintendophile - January 11, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    If these somehow take off, if someone REALLY wanted to win / get the high score in the game, couldn't they just pour multiple bottles of water onto the sensor? "5 minute long stream: New high score!"
  • skeletalbutton - January 11, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    Is there an option to turn it off? Or do you have to look at a sumo wrestler while you pee?
  • FauxFurry - January 11, 2011 2:28 a.m.

    Is the Urinating Cherub Statue from Bayonetta a character in the game? If it is,it's instantly Potty Game of the Year! That Sega,finding new ways to push hands-free gaming forward. I salute them!
  • ThatGuyFromTV - January 11, 2011 12:37 a.m.

  • oddprophet - January 10, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Hear that? That's the sound of progress!
  • b-dog1991 - January 10, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    I saw this a couple of days ago on CVG and wrote more about it here: In short: Thank you. Sega. You've not tarnished a generation's childhood dreams at all
  • kingdom - January 10, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    Do not want =(
  • 93bleach - January 10, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    They should have called it the SEGA Wii.....oh that name was taken? by a non pee related product? awwww...poor sega.
  • oryandymackie - January 10, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    Man, Sega's going down the pan.

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