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GameCube Console - Black

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by Nintendo
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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  • Includes one controller, power cable, AV cable, and SCART adapter for AV cable
  • 4 controller ports; 2 memory card slots
  • Some titles compatible with Game Boy Advance
  • Capacity for future modem/broadband connection
  • 485MHz custom CPU with 162MHz custom graphics processor
  • 40MB total memory; 2.6 GB per second memory bandwidth
  • 12M polygons per second; texture read bandwidth 10.4 GB per second
  • 64 audio channels
  • Also available in purple
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Game Information

  • Platform:   GameCube
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B00005YXRN
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 20 x 11 cm ; 1.4 Kg
  • Release Date: 10 Oct 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,956 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Though it looks like a toy and comes at a relatively low price, don't be fooled: Nintendo's GameCube is a powerful video game console that rightly deserves its place among the other next-generation game systems. The GameCube doesn't try to play your CD collection, run your movies, or read your e-mail. The company has concentrated its efforts on games, and the titles are uniformly smooth, with bright, fast graphics and great sound. The console is optimised 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 media--in this case proprietary 3-inch, 1GB discs--rather than cartridges for its games, which means lower game development costs, ie: lower prices for consumers and a higher likelihood of new game ideas. The controllers (one is included) are ergonomically designed and comfy to use even for long periods; there's a built-in rumble feature and two analog control sticks complement an intuitive series of face and shoulder buttons. The system comes with four built-in controller ports, a built-in carry-handle, and two memory card slots--plus there's the capacity for future expansion into the world of online gaming. Of course, the main advantage of the GameCube is that it's the homefield 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 only play Nintendo games on a Nintendo system. And Nintendo, you might recall, have been scoring holes in one since they 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, Resident Evil, Metroid, Kirby, and, of course, Pokémon. In short, the GameCube isn't an all-in-one entertainment system, and neither is it (quite) the most powerful of the modern video game consoles. But for video game enthusiasts who appreciate the superlative gameplay of Nintendo titles, its value cannot be beaten.

Manufacturer's Description

One look at the Nintendo GameCube hardware and you know it's different. The compact shape isnot only practical--the unique design is symbolic of Nintendo's commitment to focus on creating the world's most original and innovative video games.

The GameCube is Nintendo's first video game console to access game data through a disc rather than a cartridge. Each disc holds an incredible 1.5 gigabytes of information, but has a diameter of only t hree inches. The disc drive and processor work together with awesome speed, which makes load times h ardly noticeable.

The GameCube Controller provides the crucial connection between the player and the game. Two analog Control Sticks, a built-in rumble feature and flawless ergonomic design ensure that the Controller feels and plays perfectly.

On their own, Game Boy Advance and GameCube are each powerhouse game systems. Together, they mak e an awesome team. Using the GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable, the Game Boy Advance can be connec ted directly to the GameCube. The features available will change depending on the game, from exchang ing data or unlocking new game levels to allowing the Game Boy Advance to be used as a supplemental game screen or input device. Look carefully at game packaging to see which games are compatible with the cable.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gamecube 8 May 2002
The Cube is here!Nintendo's tiny box of tricks is a joy to use.When you turn it on the menus are all in cubes on screen and the controller(best on the market) does the design talents of Shigeru Miyamoto proud(but then we all knew that he's talented)!Its games that make a console though and my launch title purchase was Rogue Squadron 2.It looks good enough to eat and if you're a StarWars fan it's a slice of gaming heaven(if you don't like StarWars it's still worthy of purchase).The Cube aint gonna break the bank so buy one!(Remember Nintendo make the greatest games)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GameCube is totally underestimated! 1 April 2005
By Mr. R. Hamper VINE VOICE
This is an amazing console, it has everything a gamer needs and wants, fast loading times, blitzing graphics, multi-player mayhem and some amazing exclusive titles that won't get ported over to other formats in the next couple of years!
I will tell you a little about myself, I hated Nintendo, I was a sega nut, thinking that Nintendo consoles were no good compared to the sega consoles, obviously I was proved wrong! and I am not afraid to admit it either, I bought a PS2 which was lovely kept me playing games for hours on end, but then I realised that I wanted to play something different, which is why I chose the GameCube, small and light weight, makes this the best multi-player console to date, you can easily take it round to your friends and play on it for hours.
great games, like Mario Kart, Super Monkey Ball and even Animal Crossing, makes this a brilliant console to own, not just for kids! for everyone! I am 22 and I play on my Cube more then ever, and if you own a GBA/SP you can connect specific titles upto your Cube (Sims Bustin Out, Animal Crossing, Wario Ware are some examples) which gives you extra features or download to your GBA to build up stats! makes it unbelievable. If you have got a GBA/SP or any GameBoy game, buy a GameBoy Player, slap it to the base of the cube and hey presto you can play your GB/GB Color and GBA games on your big screen TV, and you can connect your GBA to your Cube to play these games (or you could just use the cube controller!) you can even connect the GB Player to other GB Players and / or GBA for multi-player fun!
The games may not always be ultra realistic but they are fun to play nonetheless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant little machine! 20 Jan 2003
By "skyly"
The gamecube is a brilliant little machine which looks good and plays well. The controllers are very good and, once you get used to them (which takes about 10 minutes), you'll feel that they are the perfect link between the player and the game.
The gamecube has plenty enough processing power for even the fastest game and has never stalled on me. The gamecube is a powerful enough console to play any game currently on the market, so, even though the x-box is more powerful (slightly), that power is useless as it is not needed!
Also the games, which come on lovely little mini disks, are good, provided you're not stupid at picking games, and the cube has a brilliant line-up of new releases, such as phantasy star online and resident evil 0, just about to be released, so there is no better time to buy one.
The playstation 2 is not very good at all when compared to this console as it is not powerful enough to play many graphically good games and not fast enough to play some of the games with the best gameplay.
If you want an overall entertainment system, which roles a console, a dvd player and a stereo into one, but is not too good at any, then buy the x-box, but if you want pure gaming³, then get the gamecube, you won't regret it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 12 May 2002
By A Customer
The GameCube is brilliant in every way - from the great games to the tiny discs and the amazingly comfortable joypad. The GameCube itself is tiny, but deceptively powerful - you only have to look at Rogue Laeder to see this is a machine with excellent specifications.
The games come on tiny 8cm discs, and all the ones I have bought are brilliant, especially Super Monkey Ball which is one of the most addictive but simplistic games I have played.
The joypad is really comfortable to hold, and apart from the oddly-placed Z button is very easy and intuitive to use. The analogue L and R buttons with a digital click when you push them all the way down are officially the best buttons ever seen on any joypad.
As well as this, there are some great touches like the way in which you can open the disc cover when playing a game, close it again, and the game just carries on! Plus with 4 joypad ports, all your friends can play at once.
With some gems in the pipeline, the current lineup, fantastic price, and the great machine itself, you have to buy one!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best console yet. 5 May 2002
By A Customer
In the past, i've bought each of nintendos consoles and have yet to be disapointed. i currently own a playstation 2 also but in recent months i've begun to bore of computer games as a whole. i'm not saying that the current crop of games for the playstation aren't good, its just that i feel that they lack a certain quality. This has changed with the return to gaming of nintendo. Not only does the console look great, but everything about it points forward to the future. The size of the console is impressive for starters, but also the size of the actual games and the memory card is also very unique. The joypad is the next thing to impressive me. Although from looks, i wasnt sure about it but within seconds of using it you could see that nintendo has yet again developed the best controller possible. From the way the buttons are expertly positioned, to the shape and size of the controller being moulded around the average persons hand. There are also many other pluses from the gamecube. Reletively no loading times occur and saving games takes a fraction of a second. The system is near silent also compared to the wirring fan sound of the playstation 2.
The most important factor that makes the gamecube so addictive is its games. Nintendo are always responsible for some of the most stunning, adventurous and exciting new games around. Many classics have originated from its consoles and unlike playstation and the xbox systems, they are usually exclusive to its systems. Games such as Luigis mansion and Rogue Leader are already classics in my eyes, and with so many other games to follow shortly, i cannot see the gamecube suffering the same problems the n64 suffered.
I could go on about this forever (and probably already have).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars kids love
fast delivery, kids love it
Published 1 month ago by sonia newell
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant console
we got this for my newphew for christmas even thow it's second hand it does work as he has the wii and wii u so being able to find a cube online was fantastic as these were good as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by daniel jones.
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased, thank
Item as described and arrived on time, very pleased, thank you
Published 4 months ago by A J Davies
3.0 out of 5 stars he would recommend and I think it is a good console to
bought for my other half who is into all his consoles. he would recommend and I think it is a good console to have
Published 4 months ago by X_Hannah_X
5.0 out of 5 stars great service!
such a great buy! lots of memories coming back, thank you so much! certainly would recommend this to buyers! :)
Published 5 months ago by Luke douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful buy!
The nostalgia came rushing back to me as I got it working, the controller works as if it was bought new, all the wires are in good condition and despite the chip in the gamecube it... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tanya
4.0 out of 5 stars GameCube Console - Black.
Arrived in good condition and i was happy with it overall. But i would of thought i was getting a memory card, but from the description that was given it did not state if there was... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sophie-vanda Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
got it for my son came with a controller the wires even games i bought over games for two he just loves it and at a good price
Published 6 months ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars BRING ON THE GLADITORS
I always belived that Nintendo released the Wii to quickly I believe that this had more years in it that was origannily thought (However you can play Gamecube games on the Wii if... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Joshua Nichloson-Baum-Spidy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fake controller
The console was in the expected condition. Not bad at all. A few scratches, and I'll have to clean the fans.

But the controller...is a fake. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tilen
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