White GameCube controller hits Japan this April

GameCube enthusiasts will either be pleased or pissed to hear about the recent announcement of a white GameCube controller release coming in the latter half of April. Pleased because its pretty and because its a GameCube product, but pissed because its being released in Japan only so far. While it hasnt been announced outside Japan, it might be sold in America, depending on Nintendo’s desire to make money (translation: it’ll be here before you know it.)

Nintendo is releasing the controller to match the Wii color scheme and it will retail for 2, 000 Yen (about $20 US.) The cord is roughly twice as long as the original Cube controller, which will surely prove handy for any further cord strangulation I plan to stage in my home in the future. Is it worth your 20 spot to get a pretty new color (or lack thereof?) Or do controllers for older systems fly right past your radar?

[Via Wired – Thanks, Adam!]

Colette Bennett