- 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.