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Background and Identification ¶ 

The Nintendo GameCube Controller, or DOL-003, was originally released in 2001, bundled with the Nintendo GameCube. Because of its compatibility with the Nintendo GameCube, the Nintendo Wii, and the Wii U (with a special attachment), it still is widely used as of 2013.

Departing from the 3-pronged design of its predecessor, the Nintendo 64 controller, the GameCube controller features two grips with a joystick and directional pad on the left side, a small start button in the center, and the A, B, X, and Y buttons along with a C stick on the right side. On the top edge of the controller are the left and right triggers, and the Z button located slightly above the right trigger. The controller also features a built in motor to provide "haptic feedback", or rumbling, while playing games.

A Nintendo GameCube controller is fairly easy to identify. If you flip over the controller so the buttons are facing down, you can find "Nintendo GameCube Controller DOL-003" engraved on the left side behind the C-Stick. This page specifically addresses a wired GameCube controller identified by a 6 foot long cable extending from the top of the controller and lacking an on/off switch and a battery pack as seen in the the wireless version. The standard colors include silver, purple, orange, and black, but there are several special edition colors like clear or gold.

Technical Specifications ¶ 

Dimensions: ¶ 

  • 2.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches
  • 11.2 ounces
  • 6 foot (1.8 meter) cable

Console Compatibility: ¶ 

  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Wii U

Controls: ¶ 

  • Joystick: 2
  • Directional Pad: 1
  • Buttons: 6
  • Triggers: 2

Other: ¶ 

  • Manufacturer Warranty: 3 months
  • MSRP: $34.95 USD

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Oh, no! If something is wrong with the controller, diagnose it on the Nintendo GameCube Controller troubleshooting page.

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