Taiwan Region Nintendo 64 Controller (Yellow)

The Taiwanese N64 controller is identical to the Japanese controller. However, the box was localized for the Taiwanese region and features Traditional Chinese translations of all text.

The term 操作器 was used for ‘controller’ which translates as ‘operating/manipulating device’. Nowadays 搖桿 ‘joystick’ is more common, or 手把 which actually means ‘handle’ but has come to be used for game controllers.

Taiwanese Nintendo 64 Controller box - front
Nintendo64 操作器 ∙ 普羅斯 (黃色)

As part of the localization Nintendo also chose to translate the “Bros.” branding that was applied to certain official products in Japan. Though, instead of properly localizing it to 兄弟 ‘brothers’, they transliterated it to 普羅斯. Which doesn’t mean anything in Chinese.

@CdMega confirmed this when I posted some box scans and thoughts about the 普羅斯 usage:

As you can see on the instruction sheet 普羅斯 is actually in quotes, which makes more sense, though they still should’ve just omitted it.

Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Instruction Sheet Side 01
Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Instruction Sheet Side 01
Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Instruction Sheet Side 02
Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Instruction Sheet Side 02

Time has not been kind to the instructions as they have yellowed quite heavily, it also looks like some damp has got to the paper. I also scanned both sides in gray scale which is a lot clearer.

The model number for the controller is NUS-005. The instruction sheet also shows a box code of NUS-A-CG-ROC. ROC standing for Republic of China, or Taiwan. On a photo further down that shows the box flap, the code is actually written NUS-A-CY-1-ROC. Due to the discrepancy between code numbers it’s possible that these instructions are not for this controller, since CG probably stands for Controller-Gray, while CY stands for Controller-Yellow. It’s also possible that Nintendo in Taiwan used the same instruction sheet for all controllers, regardless of controller color.

Here are photos of the rest of the box and controller:

Taiwanese Nintendo 64 Controller box - Back

Taiwanese Nintendo 64 Controller box - Side 01

Taiwanese Nintendo 64 Controller box - Side 02

Taiwanese Nintendo 64 Controller box - Top

Taiwanese Nintendo 64 Controller box - Flap

Controller and Box

For Use in Taiwan Region
Under the Nintendo seal of quality it says 台灣地區專用 “For use in Taiwan region”
The NUS-005 controller
The controller is identical to N64 controllers from other regions
N64 controller top
Top of the controller showing the NUS-005 model number

In the last photo you can see that oils have started to come out of the cable. This, along with the damage to the instructions, is probably a result of the humid weather in Taiwan.

If scans are more your thing, then here are the box scans:

任天堂64 操作器∙普羅斯 (黃色):前
任天堂64 操作器∙普羅斯 (黃色):Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Front
Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Front
任天堂64 操作器∙普羅斯 (黃色):Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Back
Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Side 01
任天堂64 操作器∙普羅斯 (黃色):Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Side 01
Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Side 02
任天堂64 操作器∙普羅斯 (黃色):Nintendo64 Taiwan Region Controller Box Side 02