Let's find out!
|MADE IN JAPAN||MADE IN CHINA[/td]|
|Mario Kart Black/Grey||All NTSC Released Solid Controllers|
|E3 Starfox Competition Controller||Nintendo "Genuine Spare Part" Controllers|
|Daiei Hawks Controller||Jusco Controller|
|U.K. PAL Launch Day Grey Controller/ with console (rubber ferrite)||PAL Plastic Ferrite Controller (red)|
|Hello Mac Controller||Midnight Blue Controller|
|Geoffrey Controller||DK Controller|
|Playtronic Atomic Purple Controller (Brazil)||All Funtastic Controllers|
|Playtronic Solid Controllers (Blue, Green, and Grey) (Brazil)||Atomic Purple Controller (NTSC)|
|Hyndai Comboy Controllers (grey, red)||NP100 Controller|
|NTSC-J Black (early)||NTSC-J solids (not black)|
|Nintendo Merchandising Inc. Controller (employee issued/red)||Millennium Controller|
|LodgeNet Model No. LN6400 (regular stick)|
|LodgeNet Model No. LN6402 gamecube-style stick)|
I've given this topic much thought and discussion with certain members here after i noticed some slight differences in my controllers. Some were MADE IN CHINA, and some were MADE IN JAPAN.
I'll start with with the most common and known example. The japanese Mario Kart 64 bundle controller.
Second, is the e3 1997 Starfox64 championship controller.
If you want to know what makes these controllers real? - Here it is!!
Third, is an Nintendo Merchandising Inc. (NMI) Employee issued N64 controller- and owned by former employee Deborah P.
What does this all mean? What better place to find out! One thing is for sure, they are certainly different than normal NTSC controllers.
I believe this thread needs time to grow, so feel free to discuss. If you have any controllers that are MADE IN JAPAN and have a good camera, please post them so we can make a resource legend for them here.
What other MADE IN JAPAN controllers are out there??
The japanese Daiei Hawks N64 controller: Courtesy of rdools
(Named for the Daiei Supermarket/Fukuoka Daiei Hawks JPB Pacific League baseball team)
The U.K. PAL Grey Launch-Day release N64 controller. Courtesy of cell
The Hyundai Comboy 64 Korean Grey N64 controller. Courtesy of Vinyl
The Hyundai Comboy 64 Korean Red N64 controller. Courtesy of Vinyl
The Toys R Us Japan exclusive GEOFFREY N64 controller.Courtesy ofVinyl
The Hello Mac exclusive N64 controller. Courtesy ofVinyl
The Atomic Purple Nintendo/Playtronic Brazilian N64 controller. Courtesy of Nillew
The Green Nintendo/Playtronic Brazilian N64 controller. Courtesy of Nillew
The Red Nintendo/Playtronic Brazilian N64 controller. Courtesy of Nillew
The Blue Nintendo/Playtronic Brazilian N64 controller. Courtesy of Nillew
The Anis Nintendo/Gradiente Brazilian Multi Sabores N64 controller. Courtesy of Nillew
The Smoke Nintendo/Gradiente Brazilian Multi Sabores N64 controller. Courtesy of Nillew
The Nintendo of America Product Testing 1999 N64 controller. Courtesy of SoloJones64
The japanese Mario Kart 64 competition Gold N64 controller. Courtesy of DarkLink