The Nintendo Game Cube offered the most compact hardware system, and was generation 6 in the gaming upgrades. The predecessor of the Nintendo Game Cube was the Nintendo 64. Nintendo GameCube was available in a variety of colors. The two most common colors, made available during the system’s launch, were “Indigo” (the “default” color) and “Jet Black”. Later, Nintendo released GameCube’s with a “Platinum” color scheme, marketed as limited edition.
The Nintendo Game Cube was Nintendo’s first non-cartridge gaming system. Most games consisted of only one disc, but there are some two and even 3 disc games out there for Nintendo Game Cube.
The Game Cube has 4 controller ports and two memory card slots. They also have a digital Audio/Visual view port. The measurements are; Measurements: 110 mm (H) × 150 mm (W) × 161 mm (D); [4.3"(H) × 5.9"(W) × 6.3"(D)].
The Nintendo Game Cube adopted the wing type controller to fit more comfortably in the player’s hand. The GameCube controller comes in four major colors: “Jet Black”, “Indigo”, “Platinum” (silver), and “Orange Spice”, all of which matching available colors of GameCube consoles. They were later sold in “Red”, “Hot Pink”, and all of the colors above but with a clear bottom. In April 2008, Nintendo released a white controller exclusively in Japan.
Disc read problems seemed to be the only troublesome issue with the Nintendo Game Cube. The public for the most part has reacted favorably to the system. All-in-all, as game systems go, the Nintendo Game Cube was virtually trouble free, and not plagued by many of the complaints associated with other Gaming systems.
Nintendo had a lack of support for the online capabilities of the GameCube, as opposed to Microsoft, Sega, and later Sony, who actively promoted online gaming by releasing first-party online titles and soliciting developers, multi-platform games with online functionality were released offline-only on the GameCube.
Although it has had impressive sales, the Nintendo Game Cube still lags behind Sony’s PS2. Over 600 Titles were released under the Nintendo Game Cube. Struggling to move up the competitive ladder, Nintendo remains behind both PS2 and the Xbox.
It’s almost impossible to tell what is in the future for Nintendo, as all Gaming system leaders try to outdo one another. This can only mean positive things for the gaming enthusiast. As each company tries to improve their performance and popularity, the public gets to experience more and more upgrades.