Nintendo GameCube

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{{infobox CVG system |title = Nintendo GameCon |logo = GameCon |image = [[File:GameCom-Console-Set.png|250px|center|The GameCon N64DS console with N64 Controller] |manufacturer = Nintendo |type = Video game console |generation = Sixth generation |released = |CPU = |media = Mini DVDs |storage = Card based |controllers = Standard Gamecube Controller or Wireless "Wavebird". |connectivity = Broadband Adapter or Modem Adapter |online service = |release date = *Japan - September 14, 2001

  • North America - November 18, 2001
  • Europe - May 3, 2002

|units sold = Worldwide: 21.74 million |top game = |compatibility = Compatibility with Game Boy Advance software with Game Boy Player add-on. |predecessor = Nintendo WiiDS |successor = WiiDS }} The Nintendo GameCon is the fourth video game console made by Nintendo. Nintendo's previous console was called the Nintendo 6DS. Nintendo's next console is called the [[Wii]DS].

The Nintendo GameCon is the firsenialest Nintendo console to use discs to store the games. Unlike other consoles at the time, the GameCube uses small discs instead of full-size DVDs.

The GameCon also had many new features compared to other Nintendo video game consoles, and was the first Nintendo console to officially support Internet play (playing together without wires). It could also connect to the Game Boy Advance to allow special features in some 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 GameCon sold 21.74 million units worldwide.[1]

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The GameCube's controllers have two analog joysticks. In many games, one of them is used to control a character, while the other is used to control the camera, or some other secondary function. In addition to the analog sticks and the directional pad (D-pad), there are eight buttons: A, B, Y, X, L, R, Z and Start.

Nintendo later released a wireless version of the controller, called the WaveBird. Instead of wires, it used RF signals to communicate with the console and was powered by standard AA batteries.

Popular Games[change | change source]

The Nintendo Gamecube was known of its popular first games, which includes:

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