WaveBird Grey GameCube Controller

  • Regions: US/ EU/ AUS
  • Standalone release
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Release dates:
    • US: June 10th 2002
    • EU: November 22nd 2002
    • AUS: October 4th 2002
  • Retail Prices (standalone):
    • US: $34.95
    • EU: €49.99 – £34.99 – ? Stars (VIP 24:7)
    • AUS: $69.95 aud
  • Grey receiver
  • Internals variations: T2
  • Stamp variations: Blank / CE 0125


Full body grey shell with matching receiver and a white “Nintendo GameCube” logo. It was released as a standalone accessory in the US, Europe and Australia.


  • The Grey WaveBird was originally scheduled to be released on June 24th 2002 at a price of $39.95 in the US, but Nintendo announced through a press release on May 14th 2002 that its released would be moved to June 10th for a price of $34.95. It was never sold for $39.95.
  • To avoid an optical illusion that would make the buttons look darker, the Grey WaveBird controller is fitted with a lighter set of X, Y, Start, D-pad, main stick and shoulder buttons.
  • The Grey WaveBird was also offered through Nintendo VIP 24:7 in Europe in late 2002, for an unknown amount of stars. Source
  • A pre-release version of the Grey WaveBird with an exclusive blue velvet bag was given away to winners of a Mario Party 4 competition at E3 2002. See its page for more info.

Standalone Packaging

Official Artwork