The Nintendo GameCube is a home video recreation console launched with the aid of Nintendo in Japan and North America in 2001 and in PAL territories in 2002. The GameCube is Nintendo's entry in the sixth era of video game consoles and the successor to their preceding console, the Nintendo sixty four The GameCube competed with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox.

The GameCube is the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as its major storage medium. The discs are in a miniDVD-based layout but the system was once no longer designed to play full-sized DVDs or audio CDs not like its competitors, and in general focused on gaming instead. The console helps confined online gaming for a small variety of games through a GameCube broadband or modem adapter and can join to a Game Boy Advance with a link cable, which approves gamers to access specific in-game facets using the handheld as a 2d screen and controller like a Wii U.

Reception of the GameCube was typically positive. The console was praised for its controller, good sized software library and great games, but used to be criticized for its exterior sketch and lack of features. Nintendo offered 21.74 million GameCube devices worldwide before the console was once discontinued in 2007. Its successor, the Wii, used to be launched in November 2006


n 1997, a pics hardware format agency called ArtX used to be launched, staffed by means of twenty engineers who had until now labored at SGI on the diagram of the Nintendo 64's snap shots hardware. The group was once led via Dr. Wei Yen, who had been SGI's head of Nintendo Operations, the department responsible for the Nintendo 64's integral architectural design


Partnering with Nintendo in 1998, ArtX began the whole sketch of the device logic and of the pics processor (codenamed "Flipper") of Nintendo's sixth-generation video sport console. The console venture had a succession of codenames: N2000, Star Cube, and Nintendo Advance. At Nintendo's press convention in May 1999, the console was first publicly announced as "Project Dolphin", the successor to the Nintendo sixty four Subsequently, Nintendo commenced providing development kits to sport builders such as Rare and Retro Studios. Nintendo additionally formed a strategic partnership with IBM, who created the Dolphin's CPU, named "Gekko".

ArtX was once received via ATI in April 2000, whereupon the Flipper graphics processor design had already been by and large carried out with the aid of ArtX and was not brazenly influenced via ATI. In total, ArtX group cofounder Greg Buchner recalled that their component of the console's hardware plan timeline had arced from inception in 1998 to completion in 2000. Of ATI's acquisition of ArtX, an ATI spokesperson said, "ATI now turns into a main supplier to the sport console market via Nintendo. The Dolphin platform is reputed to be king of the hill in terms of photos and video overall performance with 128-bit architecture.


The GameCube was launched in Japan on September 14, 2001. Approximately 500,000 gadgets have been shipped in time to retailers. The console was once scheduled to launch two months later in North America on November 5, 2001, however the date was pushed lower back in an effort to amplify the variety of reachable units. The console eventually launched in North America on November 18, 2001, with over 700,000 devices shipped to the region.Other areas followed go well with the following 12 months starting with Europe in the 2d quarter of 2002.

On April 22, 2002, veteran 1/3 celebration Nintendo console developer Factor 5 announced its 3D audio software program development package titled MusyX. In collaboration with Dolby Laboratories, MusyX affords motion-based surround sound encoded as Dolby Pro Logic II.


In its lifespan from 2001 to 2007, more than 600 video games were launched for the GameCube. By going to our website you can download any game to your device for free

Nintendo is historically identified for releasing revolutionary first-party games, most highly from the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda series. These first-party collection endured on the GameCube and bolstered the console's popularity. As a publisher, Nintendo additionally targeted on growing new franchises, such as Pikmin and Animal Crossing, and renewing some that skipped the Nintendo sixty four platform, most quite the Metroid series with the release of Metroid Prime. The console also saw success with the significantly acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Super Mario Sunshine, and its best-selling game, Super Smash Bros. Melee, at 7 million copies worldwide. Though dedicated to its software library, however, Nintendo used to be nevertheless criticized for not providing ample video games during the console's launch window—a sentiment compounded with the aid of the launch of Luigi's Mansion alternatively of a 3D Mario game.

Early in Nintendo's history, the business enterprise had carried out widespread success with third-party developer help on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES. Competition from the Sega Genesis and Sony's PlayStation in the 1990s modified the market's landscape, however, and reduced Nintendo's potential to achieve exclusive, third-party guide on the Nintendo sixty four The console's cartridge-based media was once additionally growing the cost to manufacture software, as adverse to the cheaper, higher-capacity optical discs used by using the PlayStation.