Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Any word yet on GC component availability?

Old 12-03-01, 05:22 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 164
Any word yet on GC component availability?

I was just wondering if anybody had heard anything yet about Gamecube component cable availability. Are the cables going to be available anywhere other than the Nintendo website any time soon? Thanks.
madmike is offline  
Old 12-03-01, 07:58 PM
DVD Talk Special Edition
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,129
Not that I know of, got it from and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice looking just get it from there and don't wait!
Smidget is offline  
Old 12-03-01, 08:12 PM
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,121
Nintendo's Gamecube brochure says it's only available through their 800 number. Maybe their web site has it too, but I get the impression it won't be sold at retail.
Joe Schmoe is offline  
Old 12-03-01, 09:30 PM
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 27,449
I doubt the Nintendo ones will be available in stores, so I'd just go ahead and order them from them. There's simply not enough people that use component inputs to justify putting them out. Especially when their target market is younger and more casual gamers. That's not a flame at all, I have the GC and it's the only next-gen system I'm planning on buying. There is a chance that a third party company might release GC component cables, but I haven't heard anything about it.

I don't use the component cables for my GC as I use my component inputs for my DVD player. S-video is fine for me as I don't have progressive scan anyway. I did order the S-video cable from Nintendo though. The third party ones had plastic blocks that kept you from being able to pull them apart, which wouldn't work for me as I wanted to plug the S-video directly in my Wega and run the sound cables to my receiver. It took about 2 weeks to get here, but I did order just before Thanksgiving when UPS takes a 4 day break.
Josh H is offline  
Old 12-04-01, 09:31 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Michael T Hudson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Formerly known as "BigDaddy"/Austin, TX
Posts: 11,370
I found a set in a local game store that sells imports. They were more money but the picture is worth it IMHO.
Michael T Hudson is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.