Get them while you can

The Gamecube may be old news now but for many of us the memory of this much-maligned machine lives on through the excellent Wavebird controller, which comes in very handy when indulging in Virtual Console gaming. The controller is also an excellent alternative for Wii games that are difficult to play using the Wiimote.

Unfortunately Nintendo has now announced that no more Wavebird controllers will be produced, although the standard ‘wired’ Gamecube pad will remain in circulation.

Wavebird pads have traditionally held their value quite well, and this news is likely to make them even more desirable. Don’t be surprised if they start appearing on eBay for a pretty penny.