GameCube Controller Gets New Life on Wii U

Adapter Coming to Use Your GameCube Controller with Wii U

Nintendo announced a couple weeks ago a special adapter to allow you to use the GameCube controller to play Wii U games.  Looks like this will start with Super Smash Bros as today, at E3 2014, they announced that the adapter will be available this holiday season.  You can get the adapter by itself for $20 if you already have controllers you want to use. But they also announced new GameCube controllers and a special controller plus adapter plus Super Smash Bros. bundle for $99.

Per the press release:

Nintendo GameCube controller for Super Smash Bros.:

Many Super Smash Bros. fans grew up playing Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube system, and some will always prefer that system’s controller. The Nintendo GameCube controller also could be used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii. To honor that devoted loyalty to a classic way to play, Nintendo is introducing an adapter that lets up to four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers work with Wii U. The adapter will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Nintendo is also launching a retro Nintendo GameCube controller with Super Smash Bros. markings at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, Nintendo is offering a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one special Nintendo GameCube controller and one adapter at a suggested retail price of $99.99. All of these items are scheduled to launch the same day as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this holiday season.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the new GameCube controllers will compare to the ones I still have.  Though, in the back of my mind, I’m wondering if the original ones will be worth more or less on eBay once the new controllers come out.  Thoughts?  Please share in the comments section.

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