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gamecube controllers

A-RodA-Rod Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So with smash brawl coming out soon, I wanted to pick up some new cube controllers to play with.....but I was going around and I couldnt find the official controllers anymore!! I was even in NYC a few weeks back and checked the nintendo world, and found they didnt sell em. I have a new 3rd party one but it just feels odd, and doesnt feel 'right'

Is there anywhere that sell these anymore? Looking for new ones, but if not, im sure i have to go to ebay or something similar to it.

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  • HewnHewn Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
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  • CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-GAMECUBE-CONTROLLER-Pad-NEW-SEALED-FAST-SHIP_W0QQitemZ150214348134QQihZ005QQcategoryZ41042QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    You mean like that one for 6$ + shipping? I pretty much always check ebay when I want something. I usually end up buying it there too. Great deals on most anything if you're willing to watch a few auctions during the week and snipe one for cheap. If you don't want to use ebay try a used game store. They always seem to have that sort of thing laying around. Being in Toronto there ought to be something like that around I would think.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Also, cheapest option for the UK (other than second hand):

    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-23-49-en-70-1ps.html

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  • unilateralunilateral Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Crashtard wrote: »
    http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-GAMECUBE-CONTROLLER-Pad-NEW-SEALED-FAST-SHIP_W0QQitemZ150214348134QQihZ005QQcategoryZ41042QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    You mean like that one for 6$ + shipping? I pretty much always check ebay when I want something. I usually end up buying it there too. Great deals on most anything if you're willing to watch a few auctions during the week and snipe one for cheap. If you don't want to use ebay try a used game store. They always seem to have that sort of thing laying around. Being in Toronto there ought to be something like that around I would think.

    I just wanted to mention that I bought two of those a few years ago, and while they work alright, they are a bit different from normal first-party controllers. They are real sensitive to movement on the directional stick and the buttons seems to fail at a higher rate. Just a precaution, since they look almost just like actual Nintendo controllers.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Nintendo still sells them new at their store.

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  • CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    unilateral wrote: »
    Crashtard wrote: »
    http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-GAMECUBE-CONTROLLER-Pad-NEW-SEALED-FAST-SHIP_W0QQitemZ150214348134QQihZ005QQcategoryZ41042QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    You mean like that one for 6$ + shipping? I pretty much always check ebay when I want something. I usually end up buying it there too. Great deals on most anything if you're willing to watch a few auctions during the week and snipe one for cheap. If you don't want to use ebay try a used game store. They always seem to have that sort of thing laying around. Being in Toronto there ought to be something like that around I would think.

    I just wanted to mention that I bought two of those a few years ago, and while they work alright, they are a bit different from normal first-party controllers. They are real sensitive to movement on the directional stick and the buttons seems to fail at a higher rate. Just a precaution, since they look almost just like actual Nintendo controllers.

    Interesting. I guess I'm lucky enough to not have any friends that own the same systems I do. Cuts out the need for more than one controller :)

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  • kevbotkevbot Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I usually hunt through the pawn shops for controllers when I need them. You can usually find a few that are in excellent condition if you look hard enough. As long as you stay with the Nintendo branded models and the sticks still feel reasonably 'tight' you should be ok.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    If you see any Wavebirds then snap them up quick.

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  • A-RodA-Rod Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    why are wavebirds better?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Wireless makes a huge difference (unless you're sitting really close to your TV), and as a wireless controller the Wavebird can't be beaten. The batteries last forever, plus it's a first-party controller so it feels every bit as solid as a normal GC controller. The only downside is the lack of rumble, but unless you're really in love with the rumbling it's well worth the sacrifice.

    Unfortunately it seems like they're kinda hard to find.

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    The Nintendo brand Gamecube controllers are the only ones I've ever used that don't feel like they're going to break in my hands. You really want to try to find first-party controllers, new or used doesn't matter too much as long as you're allowed to return it if it doesn't work right, they're still out there. It might take some shopping around though, include EBStops in the search because I can still consistently find them there.

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  • Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I second a Wavebird. Just bought one off of eBay for $25 which seems like a steal. They are wonderful controllers, and I don't miss the rumble at all.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I just got 6' GC extension cables for all my controllers (well I ordered them). I expect them to do the trick.

    Don't order from classic game source.

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