From Videogame Interface Wiki


Terminology is pretty loose when it comes to console companies. Often words are used incorrectly, and connectors and ports will not have unique names. So a lot of these are unofficial names.

  • Plugs and terminals go into ports and jacks and sockets
  • Connector is the bit at the end of a plug.

Notes on names used for different plugs and ports (etc.) and why.

From To Info. Source Other Notes
x Plug External Extension Connector source Nunchuck example in manual is called Nunchuck Plug. Elsewhere in manual referred to as a 'connector plug'.
from Nintendo GameCube Controller Socket source note
Sega Saturn Control Terminal Sega Saturn Control Port 'Control Terminal' in NA Sega Saturn 3D Control Pad manual.
Saturn manual has no terms for either part.

See Also


This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.