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#1 AsherFischell

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:15 AM

I was looking around for gamecube component cables when I accidentally stumbled on the Gamestop page. They are only sold in stores, but you might be able to find a Gamestop or two that have them nearby. Although the chances of finding one probably aren't very good, if you've been looking for a component cable and don't want to pay sixty bucks or more for one off of Ebay, you might as well see if any Gamestops have them and for five bucks, it's totally worth going a bit out of your way.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:17 AM

Not being mean or anything , I AM ALSO NOT TRYING TO TROLL THIS THREAD, BUT......Is it even necessary to have component for a Gamecube , I mean it isnt even a HD Console . Just wandering

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:21 AM

I was looking around for gamecube component cables when I accidentally stumbled on the Gamestop page. They are only sold in stores, but you might be able to find a Gamestop or two that have them nearby. Although the chances of finding one probably aren't very good, if you've been looking for a component cable and don't want to pay sixty bucks or more for one off of Ebay, you might as well see if any Gamestops have them and for five bucks, it's totally worth going a bit out of your way.

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Not being mean or anything , I AM ALSO NOT TRYING TO TROLL THIS THREAD, BUT......Is it even necessary to have component for a Gamecube , I mean it isnt even a HD Console . Just wandering


The GC is just as HD as the Wii is. Almost all GC games do 480p.

I went all over to find these at GameStop. Just a few things to be aware of.

  • Only the early model GameCubes can use component cables
  • You need to use composite cables still (for the audio)
  • GameStop VERY OFTEN mislabels these. I've found GC composite cables, Wii component cables, and a few other incorrect cables labeled as GC component cables.
These are easily worth the $5 if you can find them, even if you don't want them you can help a fellow CAG out or sell them for a good bit on eBay.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:24 AM

My GSs mislabeled all of them.

Aren't the ones with the 5 colors (red white blue green yellow) going a lot ebay?
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:26 AM

My GSs mislabeled all of them.

Aren't the ones with the 5 colors (red white blue green yellow) going a lot ebay?



They only have 3 colors, since they do not include the red and white audio cables. Yes they are the ones going for a lot on eBay. The fact that Nintendo didn't release them stateside and they made very few of them in Japan (because only early GameCubes can even use them) resulted in them becoming rare are sought after.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:33 AM

pretty sure they used to make GS universal components that supported gamecube. I've not been to work in a while (yeah crappy GS employee ;-) ) but im quite possitive that they commonly existed at one point.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:36 AM

pretty sure they used to make GS universal components that supported gamecube. I've not been to work in a while (yeah crappy GS employee ;-) ) but im quite possitive that they commonly existed at one point.


Gamecube component cables have some type of signal processing chip in them. This is why none of the universal cables support it. You can fine Wii/PS3(2)/360 cables, but the only Gamecube cables are the official Nintendo ones.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:38 AM

They only have 3 colors, since they do not include the red and white audio cables. Yes they are the ones going for a lot on eBay. The fact that Nintendo didn't release them stateside and they made very few of them in Japan (because only early GameCubes can even use them) resulted in them becoming rare are sought after.


Actually, you could buy them from Nintendo.com for awhile but I don't know if they were ever available in retail stores.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:51 AM

pretty sure they used to make GS universal components that supported gamecube. I've not been to work in a while (yeah crappy GS employee ;-) ) but im quite possitive that they commonly existed at one point.



Every single universal component cable that said it did GameCube only did composite with GameCube. I know I looked all over the internet before my friend in Texas finally got the only kind that exist (Nintendo made ones) at GS used for $5 last year.

Actually, you could buy them from Nintendo.com for awhile but I don't know if they were ever available in retail stores.


Ah ok I stand corrected, but I am 99% positive they were never sold in retail stores.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:58 AM

These cables are great for using the GBA player in progressive scan. Gameboy games will look amazing. I paid ~35 for mine on here back in 2006 or 2007 so they're well worth it if you can find them for five dollars.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:02 AM

GameStop VERY OFTEN mislabels these. I've found GC composite cables, Wii component cables, and a few other incorrect cables labeled as GC component cables.


This is very helpful advice because I experienced this numerous times before finally finding GC component cables at a Gamestop. One store had a GBA link cable labeled as GC components :bomb:
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:24 AM

Are there any Dreamcast component cables anywhere?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:25 AM

Are there any Dreamcast component cables anywhere?


Pretty sure DC didn't have component, only Composite, S-Video and VGA

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:42 AM

These cables are great for using the GBA player in progressive scan. Gameboy games will look amazing. I paid ~35 for mine on here back in 2006 or 2007 so they're well worth it if you can find them for five dollars.


This is honestly just about the only reason left to look for GCN component cables, unless you really don't want a Wii.

The only other reason I can think of is wanting to play 16 player Double Dash or one of the other LAN games in progressive. Of course, for $5 you can't go wrong, if you have a pre-Metroid Prime bundle gamecube.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:41 AM

My dad had to wait forever to get his component cable from Nintendo's online store. He was quite happy w/ his $30 purchase. I could never get one. For a long time, they were going for $100 on eBay, and a friend of mine picked one up for that price since his HD TV wouldn't take composite at all.

Yea, these had the extra hardware inside so there was *never* a generic version of this. Really sucks. I keep my treasured Gamecube in the basement, and the biggest reason is that my generic $4 compontent cable on my Wii works great for 480p Gamecube games.

Wish I had one of these myself. :(

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:42 AM

The only other reason I can think of is wanting to play 16 player Double Dash or one of the other LAN games in progressive.

Bingo! My dad/friend I mentioned a few posts up... they had Gamecubes just so we could play 16 player Mario Kart LAN games. AWESOME time!

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#17 meta460085

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:54 AM

I got 3 of these component cables, anytime I came accross them at Gamstops over the last 3 years I picked them up. 5 bucks a pop each time. Also picked up a couple extra gamecubes with "Digital" video output.

#18 Estebon

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:30 AM

Been checking GS for half a year on these and they are always composite cables. >:O

#19 MiK3Yv33

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:04 AM

Thanxx for posting this I wanted to pick one of these up cause i'm buying a N64 soon :]

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:43 AM

wow, they still go for that much on ebay? i sold mine there the moment i bought my wii. i don't have the gba player so i will probably never touch my gc again.

oh and yes, the only american version was sold only at nintendo's online store. it came in a generic plastic bag, no impossible to open plastic or box with artwork or anything. they improve the image a LOT

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:24 PM

gamestop like always mislabels these. A thread exactly like this popped up a little over a year ago which got me hunting in stores for them. The stores that showed up online as having them were always something like a GBA link cable or something mislabeled.

I got mine from a friend on a close knit message board for about 10 bucks shipped. So happy. Some games look amazing on them. One of my fav games, kirby air ride, is beautiful on it.

Oh yes, and Dreamcast does not have component but does have VGA. I strongly suggest getting a vgabox for dreamcast if you have an HDtv. Looks amazing.
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:39 PM

I actually found one of these at my GS right after Christmas and it was the real deal. But I had to wait till Jan 1 to buy it as it was a cash trade in along with other things and they couldnt sell it till that day. Regardless to say, I had them put my name on it and hold it for me till that day. $5 for a rare cable works for me. :)

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:26 PM

The third party cables don't support progressive scan.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:34 PM

The GC is just as HD as the Wii is. Almost all GC games do 480p.



Actually the Gamecube didn't have that many 480p games. I do believe that the majority of GC 480p games were made by Nintendo. It was the original Xbox that had a majority of games in 480p (some were even 720p).

That being said, I found a set at GameStop a couple of years ago for $4.99. I'm happy I did because they do make a difference.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

The Gamestop link doesn't necessarily show all the stores that have the component cables. You'll find that 99% of the stores that come up in stock just have mislabeled composite cables (Red, Yellow, White) or old RF adapters (one store had an NES/SNES RF adapter labeled GC Component Cable). Don't waste your time with that link unless you want to go to forty stores before your find something useful (employees won't be any help if you call ahead because they don't know the difference between Component/Composite).

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:19 PM

I got a set of these when I worked at Gamecrazy for 2 bucks and then sold them on ebay for 65 dollars. People wants these things like crazy.


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

The Gamestop link doesn't necessarily show all the stores that have the component cables. You'll find that 99% of the stores that come up in stock just have mislabeled composite cables (Red, Yellow, White) or old RF adapters (one store had an NES/SNES RF adapter labeled GC Component Cable). Don't waste your time with that link unless you want to go to forty stores before your find something useful (employees won't be any help if you call ahead because they don't know the difference between Component/Composite).


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:04 PM

Yep, I have to concur. Don't drive yourself crazy finding these. Most are mislabeled.
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

This is honestly just about the only reason left to look for GCN component cables, unless you really don't want a Wii.

The only other reason I can think of is wanting to play 16 player Double Dash or one of the other LAN games in progressive. Of course, for $5 you can't go wrong, if you have a pre-Metroid Prime bundle gamecube.


I had a Metroid Prime Bundle (US) purchased at GameStop, and it had the component port required on the back in case somebody is wondering.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

I got a set of these when I worked at Gamecrazy for 2 bucks and then sold them on ebay for 65 dollars. People wants these things like crazy.




at that price, you may as well save the extra money for the Wii.