The Nintendo Gamecube is a gaming console made by Nintendo.
Brief timeline of the Gamecube's historyEdit
Originally given the codename, "Dolphin", Nintendo released what would become the GameCube in Japan on September 14th, 2001. It was released in the US on November 18th, 2001 and was later released in Europe on May 3rd, 2002 and Australia on May 17th, 2002. The GameCube was the replacement for the popular Nintendo 64 console, which had sold just under 33 million units worldwide before being officially discontinued on August 20th, 2002.
The GameCube entered a three way battle between the incredibly successful Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox. After initially selling well thanks to some high quality titles such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine and Star Fox Adventures, the lack of third party support meant that the library of titles available for the console was lacking in comparison to the other two consoles. Another reason why it started to fall behind was a result of people deeming it to be a console targeted at younger gamers despite the fact it featured Nintendo's first mature rated game, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem as well as other more mature titles such as Resident Evil 4, Metroid Prime and Geist. As a result, sales began to drop.
In 2006, Nintendo unveiled the replacement for the GameCube called the Wii at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). It would be released towards the end of the same year. Due to the new gaming experience Nintendo promised thanks to the Wii's motion controls, interest in the GameCube dwindled and the console was discontinued in 2007 after selling just under 22 million units worldwide, around 11 million less than it's predecessor, the Nintendo 64.