The Brazilian Gradiente GCCs

Back in 2002, Nintendo tried to enter the Brazilian market with the GameCube. However, due to some laws that restrict imports into the country, Nintendo had to find a loophole to officially sell their merchandise in this market. A deal with Gradiente, a local electronics company, allowed us to see two special variants of theContinue reading “The Brazilian Gradiente GCCs”

Platinum GCC Hybrids, Quick Update

That’s a funky one; a few days after posting the previous blog about those weird Platinum hybrid shells, a friend found a standard platinum controller, but with a darker logo. The controller is a standard T3, regular grey shell with the pretty silver paint sprayed on top of it. However, the logo stamped on theContinue reading “Platinum GCC Hybrids, Quick Update”

Platinum GameCube Controller Hybrids

There’s a mention on Wikipedia that Nintendo of America kept selling Platinum GCCs on their online website up until 2012. Only one out of the five standard US colors, weird. Luckily, there’s a source that links directly to the Nintendo Online Store’s listing that is surprisingly still up on the Wayback Machine – see itContinue reading “Platinum GameCube Controller Hybrids”