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Nintendo GameCube
Released: November 18, 2001 (USA), September 14, 2001 (JPN)
Announced
Generation: Sixth generation
Price: $199 at launch (US)
Units shipped:
Best-selling games: Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Nintendo GameCube (codenamed Dolphin[1]) is Nintendo's fourth system and the successor to the Nintendo 64. It competed in the Sixth generation of video games with the Playstation 2 and Xbox. It was succeeded by the Wii.

The console had a lifetime of 5½ years from when it was first released in 2001 until Nintendo ceases production in February 2007.[1]

Nintendo had initially expected to sell 50 million GameCubes by 2005.[2][3]

GameCube sales figuresEdit

As of June 30, 2008, Nintendo has shipped 21.74 million GameCube systems; 4.04 million in Japan, 12.94 million in Americas, and 4.77 million in other regions.[2]

GameCube sales figures (based on official financial reports)[4]
Date ending Quarterly sales Total sales Source
6 months (Apr01-Sep01) 0.51 0.51 [3]
6 months (Oct01-Mar02) 3.29 3.80 [4]
2002 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2002) 3.80 3.80 [5][5]
6 months (Apr02-Sep02) 2.88 6.68 [6]
6 months (Oct02-Mar03) 2.87 9.55 [7]
2003 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2003) 5.76 9.55 [5][8]
June 30, 2003 0.08 9.63 [9]
Sept 30, 2003 0.81 10.45 [10]
December 31, 2003 3.50 13.94 [11]
March 31, 2004 0.63 14.57 [12]
2004 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2004) 5.02 14.57 [5][13]
June 30, 2004 0.65 15.22 [14]
Sept 30, 2004 0.75 15.97 [15]
December 31, 2004 2.06 18.03 [16]
March 31, 2005 0.47 18.50 [17]
2005 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2005) 3.92 18.50 [5][18]
June 30, 2005 0.26 18.76 [19]
Sept 30, 2005 0.55 19.31 [20]
December 31, 2005 1.30 20.61 [21]
March 31, 2006 0.23 20.85 [22]
2006 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2006) 2.35 20.85 [23] [5]
June 30, 2006 0.15 21.00 [24]
September 30, 2006 0.2 21.20 [25]

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December 31, 2006 0.31 21.52 [27]

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March 31, 2007 0.07 21.59 [29]

[30]

2007 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2007) 0.73 21.59 [31]

[5]

June 30, 2007 0.04 21.63 [32]
September 30, 2007 0.04 21.66 [33]
December 31, 2007 ~0.06 21.72
March 31, 2008 ~0.02 21.74
2008 fiscal year sales (ending Mar 31, 2008) 0.16 21.74 [5]
June 30, 2008 0.00 21.74 [34]

Sales tidbitsEdit

  • United States
    • January 2003: 3.5 million [35]
    • April 2007: 11.7 million [36]
  • Europe
    • January 2003: 1.5 million [37]
    • January 2004: nearly 3 million [38]
  • United Kingdom
    • Launch: 69,000 [39]
  • Australia:
    • November 2007: 167,899 units [40]

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ReferencesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Sixth generation of video games
PlayStation 2 · GameCube · Xbox · Dreamcast · Game Boy Advance

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