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)
Manufacturer:
Generation:
Sixth generation
PLATFORM TYPE:
Console
Introduction price:
25000 JPY
199 USD
299 CAD
129 GBP
199 EUR
329 AUD
Operating SystemCPUIBM 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)ConnectivityNintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter

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Games released on Nintendo GameCube

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Release Date
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
July 22nd, 2004 (13 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
Metroid Prime
November 17th, 2002 (15 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
November 21st, 1998 (19 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo 64 / Nintendo GameCube
Resident Evil 4
January 11th, 2005 (13 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Wii / PlayStation 3 / iOS / Nintendo GameCube / Xbox 360 / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
June 23rd, 2002 (15 years ago)
Nintendo GameCube
Tales of Symphonia
August 29th, 2003 (14 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Nintendo GameCube / PlayStation Network / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Sonic Mega Collection
November 10th, 2002 (15 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Nintendo GameCube / Xbox / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Gladius
October 28th, 2003 (14 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Nintendo GameCube / Xbox
Resident Evil
March 22nd, 2002 (16 years ago)
Wii / Nintendo GameCube / PlayStation Network
Ikaruga
December 20th, 2001 (16 years ago)
Android / Dreamcast / Arcade / Nintendo GameCube / Xbox Live Arcade