I know I’m going to get a lot of emails on this subject, so let me start off by saying that I love Nintendo as much as anyone.
But honestly, let’s be fucking realistic here, shall we?
The GameCube has always been seated firmly in third place in the current generation console war. I’m not talking about your bloody opinions, I’m talking about the numbers.
It’s had some gems, let me tell you. I loved that little fucker. Viewtiful Joe, Wind Waker, and of course Resident Evil 4. Boy that was hot shit.
But the greats were few and far between. It doesn’t matter how much you love the ‘cube or Nintendo, you have to come to terms with that, or you’re lying to yourself. The GameCube got what, like five releases last month? Maybe fewer?
And what about the immediate future? The new Zelda, of course. After that? A handful of Mario sports titles. That’s about it. When is the last time the GameCube had an exclusive third-party title? There’s just nothing left to get excited about for the cube. At least nothing that I couldn’t get on every other system.
Third party support is all but gone, and even the big N isn’t really behind their little Cube anymore. They’ve moved their focus onto the Revolution. Face it, when Nintendo puts out a new system, they drop the old ones like bad habits It happened to the Snes when the N64 came out, and it happened to the N64 when the Gamecube came out, and it’s happening to the Gamecube right now, on the verge of the Revolution.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they stop selling the Gamecube altogether immediately following the release of the Revolution.