Yes, it is inevitable that with the release of the next generation systems on the horizon, that eventually all current consoles will die off to make way for the next bigger, better toy.
The thing is, it seems like the Gamecube is already shifting into a lower gear. The Xbox 360, for instance, is coming out first, but the Xbox still has a killer lineup to look foreward to.
In the last couple of months the Xbox there were at least four great games that I picked up on the Xbox. Jade Empire, Lego Star Wars, Forza Motorsports and Psychonauts.
For the Gamecube? Well I haven’t bought a game for my Gamecube since Resident Evil 4 in January. The only good games that have been released since were also released on both other consoles. And why would I buy Splinter Cell: CT when I could buy it on the Xbox and play multiplayer on Xbox Live?
I mean, these are my opinions. Maybe you’re all about games like MC Groovz Dance Craze, but I look for games with a bit more quality to them, and they just aren’t appearing in the Cube.
And what about the future? For the Xbox, my list of games to grab includes Conker: Live and Reloaded, Evil Dead Regeneration (saw it at E3, looked pretty cool), Metal Slug 4 & 5, Burnout Revenge, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers, and Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (with online play). Some of those games aren’t scheduled to come out until late 2006, long after the 360 has been launched.
Now on my list for the GameCube… The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. And come 2006, I don’t see any games at all scheduled to the Cube. It’s all about the Revolution.
This is all I’m saying.