New Nintendo GameCube controller (Wii)

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  1. perimbean
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    Nintendo of Japan has announced the (re)release of the classic wired GameCube controller, now molded from Wii-like white plastic. Priced at 2,000-yen (~$20), the controllers will arrive in Japanese retail outlets this month.

    Source: Nintendo

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    While surfing the Nintendo (JAP) website, I've chanced upon the above news. Now, to wait for Nintendo to release the item in Japan.
    I can't wait for the GC controllers as i find the 3rd party GC controllers aren't on par with Nintendo's GC controllers.

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  2. Bob Evil

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    We've had them for a while ... in the U.K., at least.
     
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    The older GCC controllers (indigo color) are about 6' (1.8m) long (if i do not remember wrongly) whereas the newer ones are 10' (3 m) long.

    Does UK still got stock of the existing GCC controllers?
     
  4. katsuce

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    Here and there
    only good thing about that "new" pad is the cord's length.
     
  5. Bob Evil

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    Yeah, they are not hard to find here. Can even find WaveBirds quite easily.
     
  6. Vater Unser

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    I'll buy it [​IMG]
    I need a new GC controller for SSBB and MKWii anyway...I'm not a fan of the Wavebird because of its bulkiness and lack of rumble, so the extra cable length is quite convenient [​IMG]
     
  7. Bob Evil

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    One of the Logic3 controllers for the 'cube ... I forget it's nomenclature, at the moment, is absolutely identical to the official controller, and has a comically long cable ... I do, however, seem to recall that particular controller being pulled from the market for being an exact replica ... one of the colours was white, too ... of the official GC controller ... but, I imagine, they may appear on eBay, from time to time.
     
  8. Hadrian

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    There's loads of over too, plenty of Wavebirds too, quite tempted to buy a load and sell them on eBay but that pissed me off last time I sold stuff.
     
  9. xcalibur

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    Something which can easily be fixed by an extension cord. You usually get those with 2nd party controllers and memcards.
    They work great.
     
  10. katsuce

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    how much do they cost? I might get one or two if someone could ship them to me from teh UK
     
  11. Bob Loblaw

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    They should have integrated bluetooth wireless capabilities. cords are so 1990's [​IMG]
     
  12. noisound

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    wii colored ngc controller 10' cord trying to outlength the wii sensor bar cord ;P
     
  13. Defiance

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    Why is Nintendo making everything white? Wii, Wiimote, EVERYTHING! I liked things silver, clear, or black...
     
  14. squirt1000

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    Can someone hook me up with a white cube pad in the UK?? Thanks peeps [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds interesting, I just hope the R and L are the same as they are on the all purple controls. I never liked the clicky sound and feeling of the other colors...
     
  16. Shuny

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    DO WANT [​IMG]

    Gamecube controller is great at MarioKartWii or SSBB [​IMG]

    I need one of these !
     
  17. outphase

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    I guess Nintendo saw how big Apple got when they started making things white (beginning with the iPod).
     
  18. Bob Evil

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    Apple were making things in white before the iPod.
     
  19. tpformbh

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    Perhaps you could enlighten me as to where you can find a wavebird aside from ebay/ amazon marketplace? :S
     
  20. Timmyhawky

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    We can get 'em for years in the Netherlands for $12, but they aren't from Nintendo.