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The Gamecube Topic; "Gamecube" or is it really the "N128" ?
Topic Started: Sep 15 2007, 10:16 PM (4,121 Views)
Gyllenhal
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I just sold my GC for $60 and now I want it back. Should I buy a new GC for $50 or just play the GC games on the Wii?
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Just play them on the Wii. You can use a gamecube controller and memory cards, and all the Gamecube games are compatible. Plus if you have a Wii component cable then the GC games are gonna look great! :)

If you have a Wii then there's really no need to own a Gamecube... unless you want to use the Game Boy Player, that is.
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Gyllenhal
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True thanks man :)
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BetaWolf
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Well, why do you want your Gamecube back? If it's because it had sentimental value, then getting a new one isn't going to remedy this. If you just prefer to play them on the Gamecube, wait until you can get one for about $20 or $30 bucks.
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The big question: Wavebirds... where did they fly to?

Since Gamecube games are only playable on the Wii with a Gamecube controller (and not the rather nice Classic Controller) you'd think Nintendo might still make Gamecube controllers... but it seems not.

Every store I asked hasn't had any stock of Gamecube controllers for over a year (except crappy third party ones). Grrrr... Wavebirds seem to be especially hard to find, and even beat up ones fetch good prices on eBay.

Anyway, I just ordered a silver wavebird from Play Asia, since they seem to be the only place I can get a wavebird. A brand new one from them costs only a little more than price I'd pay for an unboxed used Wavebird in the UK! Is the US experiencing the same problem? This could just be a UK thing cos Gamecube bombed here a long time ago.

Darn the Wii's popularity! And the Gamecube's lack of it! :lol:
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Mr.378
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I have one, lucky me.:lol:
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I've got one too (and an official wired controller). But I want another Wavebird... just in case.
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It might just be a UK thing, but I can't find a recent article about it. There was that fiasco back in February, where Perrin Kaplan announced that the GameCube was no longer in production, but then Nintendo confirmed that it actually was still in production. There's been no official word about the subject since then. There are still a couple of games coming out soon in America, so it might still be in production here. Maybe you could import a WaveBird?
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I already have, buddy (see the first post). ^_^
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It's early, I'm still tired.

So... is it coming from Japan?
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Hong Kong. From:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-23-49-en-70-1xc.html
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Wow! That thing is $40? That's more than it was when it was first released!

This part also sounds iffy:

Shipping as either Japanese or US version (whichever available)

But I guess it doesn't really matter what version you get.

So... do you think these controllers are still being produced, or is this just old stock?
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Oct 2 2007, 06:47 PM
Wow! That thing is $40? That's more than it was when it was first released!

I guess that if nothing else, this shows the difference between US and UK prices. When wavebirds were released in the UK they cost 34.99 ($70 US)!

Mop_it_up
Oct 2 2007, 06:47 PM
This part also sounds iffy:

Shipping as either Japanese or US version (whichever available)

Nah, that's fine, they're compatible regardless of what region they come from. The reason that sentence is in there is because Play Asia sell items from the US and Japan, but not all stuff is fully region free. If there's any regional compatability problems they tell you about it in the product description.

Mop_it_up
Oct 2 2007, 06:47 PM
So... do you think these controllers are still being produced, or is this just old stock?

Not sure... they produced N64 stuff in Japan for a few years after N64 production halted. They maybe are still producing Wavebirds in Japan but just not shipping them elsewhere?
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dataDyne
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It seems really odd that Nintendo would suddenly stop producing GameCube controllers. If they were prepared to add backwards compatibility to the Wii, they should at least continue to produce a small number of GameCube controllers so those who never bought a GameCube but have a Wii can enjoy its backwards compatibility function.
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Maybe things have changed in the last 6 or so months (likely)... or maybe things are just different here, but I didn't have much problem getting mine... I *think* the big discount retailers here (i.e. Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) might even still be selling them (@ ~29.99?). My local indy shop gave me mine (brand-new) for $25 and (used) for $20. This was a good 5+ months after the Wii was released, too. The damn things have yet to be used for more than 10 minutes. >_<
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Oct 2 2007, 09:00 PM
It seems really odd that Nintendo would suddenly stop producing GameCube controllers. If they were prepared to add backwards compatibility to the Wii, they should at least continue to produce a small number of GameCube controllers so those who never bought a GameCube but have a Wii can enjoy its backwards compatibility function.

They should make a new white Wavebird that connects to the Wii wirelessly and just slap a Wii logo on it and some new packaging ...
dagoss,Nov 17 2007
05:13 PM
OMG, this is the best topic ever made. I nominate Steve for God!
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StYoung
Oct 31 2007, 10:21 PM
dataDyne
Oct 2 2007, 09:00 PM
It seems really odd that Nintendo would suddenly stop producing GameCube controllers. If they were prepared to add backwards compatibility to the Wii, they should at least continue to produce a small number of GameCube controllers so those who never bought a GameCube but have a Wii can enjoy its backwards compatibility function.

They should make a new white Wavebird that connects to the Wii wirelessly and just slap a Wii logo on it and some new packaging ...

I'm actually surprised there isn't a wireless classic controller.
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Oct 2 2007, 10:42 AM
I've got one too (and an official wired controller). But I want another Wavebird... just in case.

Me too.
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I've got 2 Wavebirds that I got several years ago. They still work like they're brand new. Who knows, they could be worth a lot someday.
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Why spend $50 on a gamecube. Seems like a waste to me...
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dataDyne
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Nov 24 2007, 10:47 PM
Why spend $50 on a gamecube. Seems like a waste to me...

Well for somebody such as myself who has never owned a GameCube (and would like one) then I'd say it's one hell of a deal.
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^ Gamecube is a great console. If you don't plan on getting a Wii any time soon, then you should definitely get a Gamecube. :)
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I may get a new GameCube sometime.
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Gyllenhal
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Ya Gamecube is pretty good but it's NOT Nintendo's best system.
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^That's either the NES,SNES, or Nintendo 64.
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The Gamecube is a waste of money if you already have a Wii.
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dataDyne
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Nov 26 2007, 09:23 PM
The Gamecube is a waste of money if you already have a Wii.

There's quite a few collectors on this board who would disagree with you. But for the average gamer you're definitely right in saying that.
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Nov 26 2007, 08:42 PM
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Nov 26 2007, 09:23 PM
The Gamecube is a waste of money if you already have a Wii.

There's quite a few collectors on this board who would disagree with you. But for the average gamer you're definitely right in saying that.

I actually take back what I said earlier, because my statement totally contradicts itself, considering we've got 2 Gamecubes and a Wii spread across the household and make good use of all of them. The Wii is mine to play whenever I want in my room. My sister has one of the Gamecubes in her room so she can play her one player games there without having to use the Wii, because I use the Wii a lot. My divorced dad took the other Gamecube with him when he got kicked out of the house, and whenever I come to visit him we play SSBM. Plus, he's got a few games of his own that he occasionally plays.

Yep, our family's quite the gaming bunch. Surprisingly, all six of the people in my family like at least one video game and play it. The thing is, I'm the only true gamer in the family. I'm the one with all the gaming systems, while everyone else has like one or two, or even just plays on my systems. While like everyone will only play a couple hours of video games a week, I play much more than that.

My name's not Gaming Freak for nothing ;)
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Nov 26 2007, 11:23 PM
The Gamecube is a waste of money if you already have a Wii.

That's not entirely true. You still need a GameCube to use the Game Boy Player and a few other GameCube accessories.

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My name's not Gaming Freak for nothing

So it has nothing to do with the company Game Freak? That's good news...
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Nov 27 2007, 07:51 PM
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Nov 26 2007, 11:23 PM
The Gamecube is a waste of money if you already have a Wii.

That's not entirely true. You still need a GameCube to use the Game Boy Player and a few other GameCube accessories.

Other accessories like the... ummm... errr... :P

dataDyne
Nov 27 2007, 05:42 AM
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Nov 26 2007, 09:23 PM
The Gamecube is a waste of money if you already have a Wii.

There's quite a few collectors on this board who would disagree with you. But for the average gamer you're definitely right in saying that.

Truthfully, unless you want to use the GBA player there's not much point in owning a Wii and a Gamecube. Why would you need to? The Wii plays all the Gamecube games and it's compatible with all the accessories except the GBA player and the modem adapters.

If you don't own a Wii then grab a Cube NOW because the games are amazing!
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