NINTENDO GAMECUBE

Quantity of Kits: 6

  • Can only be checked out by Interactive Game and Development (ITGM) Students enrolled in Montgomery Hall classes with permission from the ITGM Department Chair.
  • 5 hour check-out limit

(1) Console
---(1) or (2) Controllers
(1) Heavy Duty Case
(1) AV Cable
(1) Power Adapter
(1) Manual

May also include (2) Wireless Controllers and (2) Adapters.

The Nintendo GameCube (often abbreviated as GCN), is Nintendo's fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to Nintendo's Wii. Because the Wii can play Nintendo Gamecube games, the prices for Gamecube consoles and games have dramatically decreased.

The Nintendo GameCube is the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as its primary storage medium, after several aborted forays by Nintendo in disc-based storage media. In contrast with the GameCube's competing consoles, the Xbox and PlayStation 2, the GameCube uses miniDVD-based discs instead of full-size DVDs. As a result, it does not have the DVD-Video playback functionality of the Xbox and PlayStation 2 nor the audio CD playback ability of previous consoles that used full size optical discs.

In addition, the GameCube also introduced a variety of connectivity options to Nintendo consoles, and was the first Nintendo console to officially support online play. It also allowed for connectivity to the contemporary Game Boy Advance to access exclusive features of certain games.

The console was released on September 14, 2001 in Japan, November 18, 2001 in North America, May 3, 2002 in Europe and May 17, 2002 in Australia. The GameCube sold 21.74 million units worldwide.