Gamecube ‘Wiimote’ prototype surfaces on Japanese public sale web site
This weekend, an actual curio confirmed up on a Japanese Yahoo! public sale. Potential patrons had been bidding on a uncommon prototype controller, initially designed for the Nintendo Gamecube, that could be a Wiimote and Nunchuck in all however title.
The “Wiimote” part is virtually equivalent to the game-changing Nintendo Wii controller, save for a prolonged cable that will apparently join on to the console. The Nunchuck component would then connect with the Wiimote as commonplace. Additionally included within the public sale was a sensor bar, that apparently would have linked, of all locations, to the reminiscence card slot.
Though it is simple to lift eyebrows on the existence of such a prototype, WayForward recreation director James Montagna confirmed up on Twitter to verify the prototype’s existence, having seen such a tool again within the early days of the Nintendo Wii’s improvement. The public sale ended at a surprisingly low ¥74,000, roughly $660 USD.
You possibly can take a look at pictures taken from the public sale within the gallery under. What a neat little bit of gaming historical past.
Gamecube “Wiimote” sells for ¥74,000 at Japanese public sale [arstechnica]