The Nintendo GameCube (also known as the GameCube, GCN, NGC, or GC for some people) is a gaming platform made by Nintendo and is the fourth home video game console that belongs to the sixth generation era. Its logo resembles a cube shaped like a "G", and on the inside, shaped like a "C". It was released in Japan on September 14, 2001, November 18, 2001, in North America, May 3, 2002 in Europe, and May 17, 2002 in Australia. The system is one of the least expensive consoles next to the Dreamcast. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and the predecessor of the Wii. The GameCube, codenamed The Dolphin was first announced at E3 in 1999, but kept hidden until August 22, 2001. It is the third 128-bit console, after Sega Dreamcast and Playstation 2. With just 21.74 million units, it is not as successful as most other consoles, including Wii.


The GameCube comes in a variety of different colors such as indigo, platinum, and black. There was also a limited edition Resident Evil 4 platinum and black console. In Japan the system is available in Spice (orange), or in limited edition colors like Crystal White, Mint Green, Copper, and White with black pinstripes.

The disks are approximately 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) in diameter, much smaller than the 12 cm CDs or DVDs used in other consoles. and have a capacity of approximately 1.5 gigabytes.


The Mic.

The GameCube Mic is an accessory that was used in Mario Party 6 and Mario Party 7. It basically was a microphone used in various mini-games throughout Mario Party 6 and 7.