Nintendo Ends Gamecube Production!


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Nintendo has stopped Gamecube system and Gamecube game production. It seems a little sad, but then again this officially signals that the Next generation of gaming is here for Nintendo as the Wii takes the seat of being Nintendo's home console.

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I guess this was expected, but does seem sudden. I can't remember how long it took for them to stop the N64 support when the Cube arrived.
 

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Much easier for them to end production of Gamecube than it was for them to end N64, since the Wii has Gamecube game support and they are making a profit on each Wii sold... why bother producing the old system any more?
 

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Mudi is right. The Gamecube hardware may be dead, but the Wii is backwards compatible so if anyone were to release GC games past this point it's not like people wouldn't be able to play them.
 

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shinneri posted on Feb 23 2007 at 11:55 AM said:
Yeah. I just saw that.
Hmmmm.... confusion within the Nintendo ranks? Nintendo of America says The Cube and it's games have stopped production. Today a spokes person for Nintendo of UK says "no we have not." Are they voting or what?

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Or is the Nintendo of America person just not fully informed and is just guessing? Could be a regional thing? :huh:
 
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I read this earlier today and I believe what is meant by this announcement is that First Party Development has completely finished for the gamecube. The only games you will so coming out on it now will be third party games. That was what I read and not that gamecube production was being stopped. From what I've read, they're gonna keep making gamecubes for a while to come as they see it as a good stepping stone for not only non gamers but avid gamers. and at £40 here in the uk with loads of decently priced games to buy, I believe they are right.
 

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I love my Gamecube :) Nintendo just needs to make a GC to poor man's Wii Kit! No, Just Kidding!

The Wii still plays GC games so it isn't a big lost. A bunch of the new GC games remind us that they are Wii compatible with their, "Compatible With Wii!" stickers.
 
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