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:
2002-5-3 (EU)
2002-5-17 (AU)
2001-9-14 (JP)
2001-11-18 (NA)
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Generation:
Sixth generation
PLATFORM TYPE:
Console
PRODUCT FAMILY:
Nintendo
Introduction price:
25000
199
299
129
199
329
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
GCN
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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