Nintendo has brought back the GameCube controller for use on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U through the use of a special adapter. However, as soon as it launched, it basically sold out at every retailer. Last week, GameStop produced some hope by updating their page on the website with a new release date of December 15, but it appears that very few stores if any got any in stock, and online either never went on sale or sold out extremely fast. Nintendo has remained pretty mum about the topic, unlike the amiibo stocking issues, but now they have finally released a statement promising that more adapters will be coming.
Wired writer Chris Kohler asked Nintendo about the shortages facing the adapter, in which he got the following response:
“Both the Super Smash Bros. Edition Nintendo GameCube Controller and the Adapter that connects it to the Wii U console remain in distribution in the North American region. Nintendo of America is doing everything we can to meet the strong demand for these products, and additional stock will be made available and delivered to retailers. We ask consumers to contact their local retailers directly regarding availability.”
This is great news to hear, but still doesn’t give any indication on when and what retailers may see restocking. With the popularity of this item, keep an eye out for any news on this product and when you may be able to expect to get one in the future.