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Any word yet on GC component availability?

Old 12-03-01, 05:22 PM
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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.
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Old 12-03-01, 07:58 PM
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Not that I know of, got it from nintendo.com and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice looking just get it from there and don't wait!
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Old 12-03-01, 08:12 PM
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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.
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Old 12-03-01, 09:30 PM
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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.
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Old 12-04-01, 09:31 PM
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I found a set in a local game store that sells imports. They were more money but the picture is worth it IMHO.
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