Platinum GameCube Controller

  • Regions: JPN/ US/ EU/ AUS/ KOR
  • Console bundle / standalone release
  • Rarity: Common
  • Release dates:
    • JPN: December 5th 2002
    • US: November 3rd 2002
    • EU: May 3rd 2003
    • AUS: December 6th 2005
    • KOR: December 14th 2002*
  • Retail Prices (standalone):
    • JPN: 2,500¥
    • US: $24.99
    • KOR: ?
  • Black cable, length: 2m
  • Internals variations: T2 / T2 T / T3
  • Stamp variations: CE / CE•


Full body silver painted shell with matching plug and a white “Nintendo GameCube” logo. It was released in console bundles with a matching console worldwide and as a standalone accessory in Japan, US and South Korea.


  • Even though the standard GameCube controller production ended in 2007, the Platinum controller was still available for sale on the official Nintendo America website until 2012 for $24.95. Source: Nintendo Online Store 2012.
  • For more information about the controllers sold through 2012, see their own entry page “Platinum Hybrid GameCube Controllers” or its related blogpost.
  • *About the South Korean release date: The GameCube was released in South Korea on December 14th 2002, so I assume the standalone Platinum was released on the same date.

Standalone Package

Official Artwork