The release of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U is causing huge demand for the Gamecube controller adapter that is used to plug into the Wii U console.
As reported by Kotaku, Gamestop told them that several of their stores don’t have the Gamecube adapters anymore. They have all sold out of their stock. The release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U caused demand to spike.
The Gamecube adapter usually retails for only $19.99. This is a modest price that most people can afford. However, the fact that they are selling out means people are reselling them for an even higher price at other places.
People on eBay as Kotaku points out are selling the Gamecube adapters well above the retail price of only $19.99. Some of them are selling as high as $59.99, $74.99 or even $89.99. The Gamecube adapter with Super Smash Bros. bundle is going for an even higher price. The prices are set at around $150 with one going for as high as $200.
If you want a Gamecube adapter for Super Smash Bros. you will have to wait until next week when the new shipments come in. It’s not really worth paying the high prices if you can just wait seven more days.
Alternatively, the Wii U Pro Controller works with Super Smash Bros. too as do other types of controllers. However, fans of the game feel that the Gamecube controller is the best way to play it.