Nintendo 64 controller

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N64 controller in gray
N64 controller in black

The Nintendo 64 controller (usually called the N64 controller for short , model number: NUS-005) is the primary gamepad of the Nintendo 64 .

It came with the Nintendo 64 and was launched in Japan and North America in 1996 and in Europe with the official release of the Nintendo 64 in 1997. The Nintendo 64 controller came in eight different colors (gray, black, red, green, yellow, blue, purple-transparent and clear-blue). Up to four game controllers can be connected to the Nintendo 64 by cable. It is the first game controller that can give force feedback (vibration) using a Rumble Pak .

The predecessor of the Nintendo 64 controller is the SNES controller , the successor is the Nintendo GameCube controller .

Technical specifications

Motherboard of an N64 controller


Rumble Pak

Transfer Pak

Controller Pak


The Nintendo 64 controller is known for the fact that the plastic of its analog sticks wears off quickly and that the analog sticks wear out more and more over time.

Web links

Individual evidence

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