Looking for a Good GameCube Controller.

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  1. Lukerz
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    Anyone have any suggestions of were to get a good GameCube controller? I don't want to spend money on some trash off brand. But i also don't want to cough up 70 bucks for one off amazon. Any suggestions?
     
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    either buy an official one off amazon, or buy a 3rd party one. Those are your only 2 options. Id recommend the Japanese white GC controller as the wire is twice as long as a normal one.
     
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    Thats nice. I need a long wire due to the way my system is set up.
     
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    They're £19.99 preowned in UK, also my store sells thirdparty ones for £9.99 secondhand.

    Unfortunately we do not have any in stock :(
     
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    i got mine nintendo white gc controller for around 40-50 bucks a couple of years ago.
     
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    Good thing I got the SSB ones. Jeez that's an obnoxious price. You can buy used for roughly a quarter of that.
     
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    i got some of these the cords are very short and they dont feel as good as the originals but the shape is exact, i doubt they'll live longer than a month each but considering they cost the same for 12 as what you can get one official for right now it might be the best choice
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-New-Cont...631312?hash=item41adda2e50:g:~tcAAOSwRQlXeoAl
    ttx brand, clear feels better than the rest for some reason texture wise.
    just buy one or four to hold you over until nintendo rereleases the official ones for $25 again
     
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    The cords are so short that even if i got a long adapter it would be awkward... But overall i may get them. Or just accept my fate and but a expensive official one.
     
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    yeah you'll have to get either extension cords or a super long usb to plug into the adapter if you are using it on wii u or nintendo switch.
     
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    Those are probably not going to last more than a week if he's a competitive Smash player. My cousin has some that look exactly the same and the sticks broke almost immediately.
    Man GC controllers have skyrocketed in price, I got a few brand new for only $20 each a couple years before Sm4sh released.
    If this is for use on Wii/Wii U the Hori Battle Pad is supposed to be good, it works as a Classic Controller so you'll need to connect it to a Wiimote (and use Nintendont if you're playing GC games with it)
    Hori usually makes good stuff.
     
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    all offbrand controllers look the same there are at least three different manufactures most are terrible though.
    normally i'd say $100 for a real gamecube controller is probably worth it but it would suck for him to pay $100 now only to have them rerelease and be $25 again next week.
     
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    I'd go for an original NGC controller (even for a second hand one), they are more reliable and last more that those crappy offbranded.
     
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    gamestop sells preowned/refurb ones online for $18.
     
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    Can i have a link?
     
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    How long is the controller you got's cord? I have a odd ball setup and need a longest one. And if its not to long I goitta hunt for a GameCube adapter with a long cord. And something I forgot to ask; that controller you got. Is it a official Nintendo one? I'm not aware of any official clear GameCube controllers.
     
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    Every shop I go to in Japan has used and new controllers. I can't relate to the dilemma here...
     
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    Lucky. GameCube controllers are going disappearing around here. They are all so expensive...
     
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    Wavebird. Worth every penny.