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Nintendo Enters Price War with $50 GameCube Cut
05/20/02 11:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 510 Words

... announced Monday that it is cutting the U.S. price of its GameCube gaming console to US$149.95, a 25 percent reduction from the original list price of $199. The reduced price will take effect Tuesday. The company implied that the cut was timed...

Walaika Haskins
Revenge of the Wii, Part 1
10/04/08 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1161 Words

Released in November 2001, the Nintendo GameCube sold a scant 21.74 million units worldwide. Its rivals were the PlayStation 2 (PS2), launched in October of 2000, and the Xbox, released in November of 2001. In this class, Sony had the clear winner: The...

Jay Lyman
TSMC To Make Xbox2 Chips for Microsoft
04/06/04 9:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 626 Words

Michael Cai, an analyst with consumer technology research firm Parks Associates , said it makes sense for Microsoft to cut out ATI and, as a result, to reduce costs associated with producing its console, which is struggling against Sony's PlayStation and Nintendo's GameCube. ...

Susan B. Shor
Gifts for Gamers
12/19/05 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 883 Words

That's because new releases of this generation's game consoles -- Microsoft's Xbox, Nintendo's GameCube and Sony's PlayStation 2 -- are on their way to the old school scrap heap. Microsoft already released the Xbox 360 a month ago, but it's sold out. According...

Jennifer LeClaire
Microsoft Cuts Xbox Price To Match Sony PS2
05/15/02 3:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 452 Words

It levels the cost of the three most popular video game consoles -- PS2, Xbox and Nintendo's GameCube -- at $199.

MS Promotes Price Slashing

John O'Rourke, director of worldwide Xbox marketing at Microsoft, told the E-Commerce Times...

Jeff Meisner
Lawsuit Takes a Swing at Wii Motion Controller
08/21/08 11:56 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 645 Words

The Hillcrest Labs litigation is the second patent infringement lawsuit filed against Nintendo regarding the game controller issued with the Wii and the console maker's previous game system , the GameCube.

In late July, a federal judge in East Texas told...

Andrew K. Burger
What's Hot and What's Not in Digital Toys
11/27/07 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1194 Words

Moreover, searches for gaming consoles as a group -- including PlayStation 3, Wii , Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Gamecube -- are losing half their online search activity and are declining for a second straight year, a statistic that it attributes to the...

Jay Lyman
Nintendo Readies Wireless Revolution
03/11/05 1:26 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 557 Words

The Revolution will feature backward compatibility with Nintendo's GameCube .

Nintendo will also soon be offering a free WiFi connection service to owners of the Nintendo DS. Iwata said the service will be available later this year and will allow DS users...

Jay Lyman
IBM Gets Xbox, Intel Wins Gateway and Dell
11/03/03 3:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 599 Words

Intel lost its Xbox contract as Microsoft and IBM announced a collaborative technology agreement for the silicon of the next-generation gaming platform , making Big Blue the semiconductor provider for all three major gaming consoles, including Sony's PlayStation and Nintendo's GameCube. Intel,...

Elizabeth Millard
Microsoft To Invest $1B in Online Xbox Gaming
05/20/02 3:27 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 550 Words

Rival Nintendo followed suit with its own price cut on its GameCube console, from $199 to $149.95.

Microsoft was thought by many analysts to be barely holding its own in the gaming console wars. The company has sold only about 3.5 million...

Peter Suciu
Nintendo Switches It Up
10/20/16 3:10 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 944 Words

Wii sales were nearly five times greater than the number of Nintendo GameCube units sold since its release in 2001.

This time around the video game publisher/developer community already has thrown early support behind the new system. Nintendo has announced more than...

Peter Suciu
Final Fantasy VII Remake: More Story, Less Action
12/09/15 2:20 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 724 Words

Over the past 28 years, titles in the Final Fantasy series have appeared on NES, Super-NES, GameCube , PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows and Ouya systems, as well as on mobile platforms including Android , BlackBerry, iOS and...

Quinten Plummer
NX Leaks Hint at Nintendo Comeback
10/20/15 8:34 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 822 Words

After three strong consoles in a row, Nintendo released the slightly disappointing GameCube and followed that with the revolutionary Wii. The Wii U fell short of expectations, and now the NX looks primed to make up for that.

"If the NX...

Peter Suciu
Wii U Wii U Rock You
11/16/12 11:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 935 Words

In 2001, the Nintendo GameCube was released within days of the Microsoft Xbox, while in 2006 the Nintendo Wii came just days following Sony's PlayStation 3 debut.

This should put Nintendo in the driver's seat, but it isn't clear the company is...

Richard Adhikari
Wii 2 Will Rock You - Maybe
04/15/11 11:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 641 Words

Some reports suggest that the Wii 2 will be backwards compatible with original Wii games as well as with GameCube games.

The Wii 2 will also be able to play games from third-party developers, according to 01 Net.

You Say...

Paul Hartsock
A Last Call for Snarkers Anonymous?
08/21/09 9:38 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2133 Words

That's a pretty rough tumble for Sony ; in the first half of the decade, its PlayStation 2 consistently outsold its peers, the Gamecube and the original Xbox. And since the PS3 can't lure many buyers, game makers are hesitant to create...

Walaika Haskins
Nintendo's DSi Gathers Buyers While Wiis Gather Dust
04/09/09 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 463 Words

While it's certainly a hot seller, the Wii happens to be the least-used gaming platform , a statistic eerily similar to that of the last-generation GameCube console, according to a report by consumer tracking firm Nielsen. Wii owners averaged the fewest usage days...

Chris Maxcer
Game Consoles, Part 4: A Window on the Wii
12/22/08 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1116 Words

The Wii is also compatible with older GameCube discs.

Beyond the Cons
The key for Wii is the fun, family-friendly gaming experience. The motion sensitive controllers bring players closer to the action on the screen, and that's opened up a...

Walaika Haskins
Study: Gluttonous Gaming Machines Could Use Lesson in Power Management
11/24/08 3:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 807 Words

That, the NRDC said, is less than the energy required by Nintendo's older GameCube console. The other two consoles use more power than their respective predecessors.

In all three cases, the consoles use about the same amount of power regardless of whether...

Walaika Haskins
'Animal Crossing: City Folk': Slow, Boring, Lonely
11/19/08 2:26 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 788 Words

Previously a bestselling franchise on the Nintendo GameCube , the updated Wii version, Nintendo said, would take advantage of the console's Internet connection and new Wii Speak microphone accessory to connect gamers with other players near and far. The purported ability to take...

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