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Indigo GameCube and controller
|Retail availability||JP September 14, 2001|
NA November 18, 2001
EU May 3, 2002
AUS May 17, 2002
|Units sold||Worldwide: 21.74 million|
Japan: 4.04 million
North America: 12.94 million
Europe & Australia: 4.77 million
|Media||Nintendo GameCube Game Disc|
|CPU||IBM PowerPC "Gekko", 486MHz|
|Storage capacity||Nintendo GameCube Memory Card (16MB max. capacity)|
|Graphics||ATI "Flipper", 162MHz|
|Sound||Analog stereo (support for Dolby Pro Logic II)|
|Input||Nintendo GameCube controller, WaveBird, Game Boy Advance, numerous other input devices|
|Connectivity||Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter|
|Dimensions||4.3" height, 5.9" length, 6.3" depth|
|Best-selling game||Super Smash Bros. Melee, 7.09 million (as of March 10, 2008)|
The Nintendo GameCube (ニンテンドーゲームキューブ, Nintendō Gēmukyūbu), officially abbreviated as GCN in the US and EU and as NGC in Japan, is Nintendo's fifth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to the Wii.
The Nintendo GameCube is the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as its primary storage medium, after several aborted projects from Nintendo and its partners to utilize optical-based storage media. In contrast with the GameCube's contemporary competitors, Sony's Playstation 2, Sega's Dreamcast and Microsoft's Xbox, the GameCube uses miniDVD-based discs instead of full-size DVDs. Partially as a result of this, it does not have the DVD-Video playback functionality of these systems, nor the audio CD playback ability of other consoles that use full-size optical discs.
In addition, the GameCube also introduced a variety of connectivity options to Nintendo consoles, and was the fourth Nintendo console, after the Nintendo 64DD, Famicom Modem and the SNES's Satellaview, to support online play officially, via the Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter (sold seperately). It also enabled connectivity to the Game Boy Advance to access exclusive features of certain games or to use the portable system as a controller for the Game Boy Player.
The GameCube sold 21.74 million units worldwide, and was discontinued on February 22, 2007. Its successor, the Wii, was released in November 2006.
GameCube Compatibility List
This is the main list of games released for the Nintendo GameCube video game system, organized alphabetically by their localized English titles or, when Japan-exclusive, their rōmaji transliterations.
Help complete the list!
- Click the icon to the right of the rating stars and put just a number 1 through 5 into the page. Use the compatibility guide below as a reference of what rating to use.
- When updating a rating, please make sure it's in accordance with the list of problems in the title's page.
|Region indicator||Region description|
|CA||Canada (NTSC /w French translation)|
|EU||Europe, PAL/SECAM territories|
|JP||Japan and Asia (NTSC-J)|
|NA||North America and NTSC territories|
GameCube Main Menu
|GameCube Main Menu||JP/NA/EU||5|