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Nintendo Gamecube Console - Limited Edition Platinum
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: GameCube
List Price: $149.99
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  • MPU("Microprocessor Unit")
  • IBM Power PC "Gekko".
  • Manufacturing Process 0.18 microns Copper Wire Technology
  • Clock Frequency 405 MHz.
  • CPU Capacity 925 Dmips (Dhrystone 2.1).
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Product Description
Extremely limited quantities! Enter Nintendo's Gamecube. This system was made by Nintendo specifically for one main purpose, quality eye catching gaming entertainment! Gamecube uses the latest technology and continues Nintendo's legacy with popular games from the past like Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Metroid and many many more! Limit 1 per customer. Review
Though it looks like a toy, don't be fooled: the Nintendo GameCube is a powerful video game console that rightly deserves its place among the other next-generation game systems. In fact, its playful, appealing design and small size (the unit is a not-quite-cubed 6 inches) aren't the only features that set it apart from the others.

For starters, Nintendo has quite clearly made this a game-only machine. It doesn't try to play your CD collection, run your movies, read your e-mail, or store your MP3 files. The company has concentrated its efforts on games. All the prelaunch titles we've seen play smoothly, with bright, fast graphics and great sound. Nintendo says its engineers have removed traditional bottlenecks that have, in the past, slowed down processing. New components designed by IBM and MoSys, as well as a large-capacity secondary memory cache, keep instructions moving through the system's microprocessor (MPU) at peak levels. In English: the GameCube is optimized to push speed up while pushing costs down; hence its position at the lower end of the price spectrum.

The GameCube is the first Nintendo video game system to use a disc-based medium rather than cartridges for its games. Moving the software to disc media generally means lower development costs for the publishers, which, in turn, trickles down to the consumer not only in price, but also in availability and quality, as it's then easier to try out untested game ideas (Pikmin, anyone?). While most other systems likewise have their games stored on discs, the GameCube's 3-inch format is smaller than everyone else's, and is so designed to fit in a shirt pocket as much as to deter would-be software pirates.

Of course, the main advantage of the GameCube is that it's the home field of one of the world's premier game designers: Nintendo. While powerhouses Electronic Arts and Sega make games for all systems (including this one), you can play Nintendo games only on a Nintendo system. And Nintendo, you might recall, has been hitting them out of the park since it started with Donkey Kong. In fact, here's a roll call of characters and series you won't find on the other consoles: Mario, Legend of Zelda, Perfect Dark, Metroid, Kirby, and, of course, Pokémon. A few names that the GameCube will share with the other guys: Madden, Tony Hawk, Sonic, Batman, and Star Wars.

The system also comes with four built-in controller ports, so you can easily plug in extra controllers and let friends join in for the multiplayer games--it's even got a built-in handle so you can easily move it to a friend's house. It comes with two memory card slots for saving your progress through games, and there's the capacity for future expansion into the world of online gaming.

In short, the GameCube isn't an all-in-one entertainment system, and neither is it the most powerful of the modern video game consoles. But for video game enthusiasts who want to stick with their favorite characters, its value cannot be beat. --Porter B. Hall

Unit Specifications

  • MPU (Microprocessor Unit): 485 MHz custom IBM PowerPC Gekko
  • Graphics Processor: 162 MHz custom ATI/Nintendo Flipper
  • Texture-Read Bandwidth: 10.4 GB per second (peak)
  • Main Memory Bandwidth: 2.6 GB per second (peak)
  • Pixel Depth: 24-bit color, 24-bit Z buffer
  • Sound Processor: 81 MHz custom Macronix 16-bit DSP
  • Sound Performance: 64 simultaneous channels, ADPCM encoding
  • Polygon Performance: 6 to 12 million polygons per second (peak)
  • System Memory: 40 MB
  • Main Memory: 24 MB MoSys 1T-SRAM
  • Disc Drive: 128 ms CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) system
  • Data Transfer Speed: 16 Mbps to 25 Mbps
  • Media: 3-inch, 1.5 GB capacity disc
  • Controller Ports: Four
  • Memory Card Slots: Two
  • Audio-Video Output: Analog and digital
  • Dimensions: 4.3 by 5.9 by 6.3 inches (height by width by depth)

Product Details
  • ASIN: B00006IJJI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 Based on 483 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 126

Customer Reviews

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

1listen up, fanboys..., May 21, 2023
all you nintendo fanboys are cramping up the xbox reviews. thats our turf! :p but anyway,you say "oh, the crapbox (wow thats clever) is so bad, all the games are just rippoffs, and they're all for pc, and the controller is huge, and this and that and whatever" well, gamecube stinks even worse. i mean, what games do you have for it? animal crossing? pokemon staduim? please. what's that? there are 'mature' games for it? resident evil series, thats it. name ONE 1st party nintendo game that's rated M. you can't. conker doesnt count, he's from rare. or perfect dark, thats rare too. and rare went over to microsoft anyway when they saw how bad gamecube was doing. even the system itself looks like a Playschool product. who makes a purple console? and to the one who said 'xbox players are losers and loners with no friends', that's gamecube's territory. i'm not gonna call the guys over to play a heart-pounding game of butterfly catching on animal crossing. oh, and nintendo STILL HASN'T GONE ONLINE. xbox live is the greatest online gaming service around. and the xbox controller has gotten progressively smaller as time has gone by. and 3rd parties make controllers that are even smaller than gamecube's. so lets see, if i want Billy Hatcher's Giant Egg i'll get gamecube. if i want GTA AND Halo 2 AND just about every other game you could want, i'll get xbox.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Fanboys, get some perspective., May 19, 2023
Some of these reviews...Seriously.

Just because you like one console, doesn't mean you have to hate the others. Play what all consoles have to offer, you don't have to be a fanboy to one system...

Anyway, I bought my Gamecube on release, along with Smash Bros Melee. Now, I am a huge Nintendo fan, but I also own an Xbox so rest assured, I play games, not the consoles they come on. I don't care what game the console is on, it's the games that count.

Whilst the 'Cubes selection of games isn't as vast as the PS2s, the quality is a lot higher. Games like Mario, Zelda, Metroid Prime, Smash Bros cannot be matched, and can only be bought for the Nintendo Gamecube. This is main reason to buy a 'Cube, Nintendo games. There are other fantastic games available only to the 'Cube too, like Tales of Symphonia, and Viewtiful Joe.

If you are a casual gamer, get a PS2. The 'Cube has a lot of games for the more pro gamer; don't be fooled by the "child" like graphics, Nintendo games are all about gameplay.
Still put off by the child like graphics? Check out Metroid Prime: Echoes and Resident Evil 4, exclusive to 'Cube.

Finaly, anyone concerned about graphic power of Gamecube, it is much prettier graphically then the PS2. Resident Evil 4 has the best graphics of any console game made, even surpasing games of Xbox, which is more powerful.

So, to sum up, the 'Cube is a powerful console, with a great selection of exclusive games and a controller that is confortable to hold. If you don't play games that often, you might be better with a PlayStation 2, but if you consider yourself a pro gamer, check out the Nintendo Gamecube.
You won't regret it =)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5awesome, May 15, 2023
people say it is full of kiddy games. it isn't. in fact its got the most crulest games in the world like re4. get it now

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5It's got what i need, May 10, 2023
Boo hoo. the gamecube doesn't have a dvd player in it. Boo hoo it's all full of kiddy games. Boo hoo it's so gay. SSSSSSHHHHHHHUUUUUUTTTTTTT UUUUPPPPP FOR ONE MINUTE!!!! All right first of all why are all you people whining about no dvd players in the GC. Dont u alredy have one??? don't you already have a music player?? The gc is made for games unlike microft xbox who just wants MORE MORE MORE. So they pile all this crap into like a two foot box and call it an xbox. well excuse me xbox fans but i don't know if you noticed but don't you ever wonder what a comuter is for??? You can listen to music and do way more. buy a dvd player and don't take up half the room with xbox. the game cube has got great colors great size and all the classic games. the gamecube is the true gameing system. Also if you pile heap O crap into a box that just means if one thing breaks it all breaks. Now all you game cube fans made the right choice. You guys got the only one solid gameing system. Oh yeah by the way xbox fans, the first great games systems came from nintendo so you guys look pretty funny trying to diss the NINTENDO game cube.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5A GOOD system, May 9, 2023
I love the Gamecube! If it weren't for my mom messing up, i never ever would have nintendo, I would have playstation. Good thing she messed up! Anyway, the Gamecube has just as good graphics and games as Xbox and PS2, but, it has a way cheaper price. so which one would you buy? Gamecube started out more for kids, but now it still has a lot of kid games, it now has plenty of teen. A fare ammount of mature games, cause you don't want to many. The last thing about is the games are small, so they are harded to wreck, good for the younger kids. I'll say it again, I love the Gamecube!


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