Got it MADE?

No64DD
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January 30th, 2016, 10:29 pm #1

Hello and welcome. Ever wonder where your N64 controller is made? Or why some are made in different places?
Let's find out!
MADE IN JAPANMADE IN CHINA[/td]
Mario Kart Black/GreyAll NTSC Released Solid Controllers
E3 Starfox Competition ControllerNintendo "Genuine Spare Part" Controllers
Daiei Hawks ControllerJusco Controller
U.K. PAL Launch Day Grey Controller/ with console (rubber ferrite)PAL Plastic Ferrite Controller (red)
Hello Mac ControllerMidnight Blue Controller
Geoffrey ControllerDK 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)
It is a very small detail in the front of every controller that is overlooked more often than not.
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. :yeah:
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
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Bamboozled
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January 30th, 2016, 11:36 pm #2

This is my only controller. It came with an NTSC console, so I assume it's NTSC.

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No64DD
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January 30th, 2016, 11:55 pm #3

Yes that is correct Bam.
It should be safe to say that all NTSC N64 controllers are MADE IN CHINA. :yeah:
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kartmaster
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January 31st, 2016, 1:51 pm #4

Yup. All my stuff is made in China. Including the "Genuine Spare Part".

Cool find. I'm interested to see how this thread develops!
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No64DD
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January 31st, 2016, 3:16 pm #5

Thanks Kart,
i know what you mean by "Genuine Spare Part" - i would not have thought to check that avenue. Very good to know! :yeah:
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January 31st, 2016, 4:39 pm #6

So I took a look and found this :

All of my funtastic were China.

My 2 NP100 were China so were my M 2000 and dk.

My Hawkes is Japan
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My midnight blue and jusco are both China
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No64DD
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January 31st, 2016, 5:16 pm #7

In the process of putting this thread together, i forgot that i had the Daiei controller as well. >_<

Thanks for the info! I will add your example with your credit.
If it's okay, i'm going to try and turn it horizontally.
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February 1st, 2016, 2:59 pm #8

Interesting. Do the fake e3 controllers confirmed in population incorrectly show as Made in China?
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No64DD
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February 1st, 2016, 3:54 pm #9

Good question!!
All signs point to YES!

I imagine some of you may be wondering "why is he doing this?" or " Did he just give a recipe on how to fake an e3 controller?"
:yawn: Please!

Nothing i am doing here detracts or derides the effort done in categorizing the e3 97 controller. I took a personal vow to uphold and continue it's legacy and legitimacy from the moment i owned it. I believe that it is however, only a fraction of what has been and will be presented here...
let's keep going!
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February 1st, 2016, 6:20 pm #10

finally dude you made this topic :D


I can confirm that the following controllers:
-Hello Mac Controller
-Geoffrey Controller
-Hyundai Comboy Controller (grey)
-Hyundai Comboy Controller (red)

are made in Japan. I am unfortunately not able to make a picture at this time but I will when I can

Edit: pictures here

comboy grey:
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Comboy Red:
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Geoffrey/ Hello Mac
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https://www.consolevariations.com/
The Ultimate Console Database





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