Nintendo’s release of the GameCube controller adapter for its Wii U console allows for veteran players of the Super Smash Bros. series to get their hands on a familiar control scheme while also bringing a sense of nostalgia to the next-gen version. The adapter was an immediate success, selling out quickly both online and in retailers in North America and Europe.
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“GameCube Controller Adapter (Nintendo Wii U)”
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Fortunately it seems as though there is no cause for concern, as Nintendo has confirmed that it does indeed plan on producing more of the product to keep up with its extremely high demand. While this mostly refers to the European markets, it’s safe to say that the same can be said for North America, who has also experienced a shortage of supply.
This should come as a relief to fans of the game, as the GameCube adapter has been selling way above retail price on sites such as eBay. For those who don’t want to bother having to purchase an extra accessory to play Super Smash Bros. on Wii U, you can still buy a GameCube-esque controller that connects right into the Wii Remote called the PDP Fightpad, which is compatible with both the Wii and the Wii U.
Hopefully the restock comes just in time for the holidays, as Super Smash Bros. is expected to be on many a Christmas list.