Nintendo GameCube (Platform)

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The GameCube is the first Nintendo console to use optical discs for its primary storage medium. The discs are similar to the miniDVD format, and as a result of their smaller size, the system was not designed to play standard DVDs or audio CDs. Nintendo presents a variety of connectivity options for the GameCube. It supports online gaming for a small number of games via the broadband or modem adapter, sold separately; it also connects to the Game Boy Advance, allowing players to access exclusive in-game features using the handheld as a second screen and controller.

Contemporary reception of the GameCube was generally positive. Some praised the extensive software library and high-quality games, while others criticized the console's exterior design and lack of features. Nintendo sold 21.74 million GameCube units worldwide before being discontinued in 2007. Its successor, the Wii, was released in November 2006.

Release dates:
2001-9-14 (JP)
2001-11-18 (NA)
2002-5-17 (AU)
2002-5-3 (EU)
Sixth generation
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Operating SystemDolphin OSCPUIBM PowerPC ''Gekko'' @ 485 MHz
Memory24MBStorageNintendo GameCube Memory Card (8MB-16MB Capacity)
GraphicsATI ''Flipper'' @ 162 MHzSound64 ADPCM channels, analog stereo w/ Dolby Pro Logic II (Dolby Surround)
Online serviceVarious game-specific servicesOutputComposite, S-Video, YPbPr component, RGB component (Japan only)
Supported Resolutions240i, 240p (no games use these), 480i, 480p (only some games support 480p), 576i (PAL)ConnectivityNintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter

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Panasonic Q

The Panasonic Q (sometimes known as Q and GameQ) is a hybrid version of the Nintendo GameCube with a DVD player manufactured by Panasonic in cooperation with Nintendo. The system was officially...

Games released on Nintendo GameCube

Release Date
MVP Baseball 2005
February 22nd, 2005 (15 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox / PlayStation Portable / Nintendo GameCube / PC (Microsoft Windows)
NBA Street Vol. 2
April 28th, 2003 (17 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox / Nintendo GameCube
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
July 22nd, 2004 (16 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
Metroid Prime
November 17th, 2002 (17 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
November 21st, 1998 (21 years ago)
Nintendo 64 / Wii / Nintendo GameCube / Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Wii U
Skies of Arcadia Legends
November 14th, 2000 (19 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
Mega Man Anniversary Collection
June 23rd, 2004 (16 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox / Nintendo GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Master Quest
February 28th, 2003 (17 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
December 5th, 2003 (16 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: Collectors Edition
November 14th, 2003 (16 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube