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Nintendo of America: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter, Smash controller still in distribution

gamecube-controller-adapter Posted 6 days ago
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Nintendo of America has finally commented on the status of the GameCube Controller for Wii U – as well as the special Smash Bros. controller.

A statement obtained by Wired editor Chris Kohler states that both of these products “remain in distribution in the North American region.” Nintendo is doing its best to meet the high demand and intends to ship additional stock to retailers.

The full statement from Nintendo of America reads:

“Both the Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo GameCube Controller and the Adapter that connects it to the Wii U console remain in distribution in the North American region. Nintendo of America is doing everything we can to meet the strong demand for these products, and additional stock will be made available and delivered to retailers. We ask consumers to contact their local retailers directly regarding availability.”

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Nintendo of Europe comments on Gamecube controller stock levels

Posted 1 week ago
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Recently there has been quite a bit of rumors about the possibility of the discontinuation of the Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U.

Now we have some clarification from Nintendo of Europe about stock levels and what they are doing to address the issues.

In an article from Nintendolife, Nintendo of Europe commented:

We would like to reassure you that GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U has not been discontinued by Nintendo of Europe and we are doing everything we possibly can to meet the demand which is currently outstripping supply.
We are unable to comment specifically on individual retailer stock levels and as such we ask customers to contact their local retailers directly regarding their availability of this product. We would however like to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that additional stock can be made available and delivered to retailers.

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Rumor: GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U also discontinued

gamecube-controller-adapter Posted 2 weeks ago
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Yesterday, Video Games Plus put out a message on its Twitter account claiming that Nintendo has discontinued the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager amiibo. The Canadian retailer now published a similar message regarding the GameCube Controller Adapter. Assuming Video Games Plus is correct, the accessory has been discontinued as well.

Video Games Plus’ full message reads:



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GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U can be used with Dolphin

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Hacker “Elmassivo” has managed to get the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U working with Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs through the well-known emulator Dolphin.

First, download this file. You’ll next need to follow the steps below that are outlined by GamesBeat:

  1. The very first thing you need to do is reboot your Windows 8 PC into a special mode that will enable you to install drivers that are not signed by Microsoft. Here is the step-by-step guide to doing that.
  2. Plug the black USB cord from the adapter into your PC.
  3. Wait for the USB install to fail.
  4. Now, run the install file that you downloaded as an administrator.
  5. Agree to installing the unsigned driver (at your own risk).
  6. Install the bundled vJoy program, which lets the GameCube controller speak to the PC.
  7. The GC adapter program will boot up, and you will need to click the “Start” button to enable it to work.
  8. Calibrate the analog sticks on your controllers by clicking on the Windows Gamepad Info button from the GCN adapter program and selecting the properties.
  9. If you want to use the controller with Dolphin, download these configuration files.
  10. Copy the files into the Dolphin folder (found at documents\dolphin\emulator\config\profiles\GCPad\).
  11. Boot up the Dolphin emulator, select GCPad, and load the profile.

Follow these steps and you should be golden!

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Images: Comparing Wii U and 3DS hardware sales to recent Nintendo systems

Posted 1 month ago
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With Nintendo having released its latest financial results earlier today, one fan has created a couple of charts comparing Wii U and 3DS sales to some of the company’s more recent systems.

First, here’s a look at how the Wii U is stacking up against the Wii and GameCube:

wii-u-sales-comparison

And below is a look at 3DS sales compared to the DS and GBA:

3ds-sales-comparison

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