There have been some rumblings on the Interweb in the last few months that Nintendo completely failed with the GameCube, some people saying it was their worst console to date. Sure, it’s not as popular as the PS2, but that doesn’t make it a failure.
Critics mostly point to the fact that the GC only sold 20 million consoles worldwide, compared to PS2’s 100 million. If you look at it like that, then yes, it looks like a failure. But for some odd reason, many people cite the original Xbox as a success story, even when it sold only 23 million units, three million more than GC. That just doesn’t add up.
Can you remember the games we got with our beloved GC? Titles like Metroid Prime, Eternal Darkness and Resident Evil 4 are easily some of the greatest games I’ve ever played. Those three examples are more than enough to justify the purchase. But then you have to remember there are a lot more than just three games that came out for it.
Sure, Nintendo made the thing look like a damn Playskool toy, but looks are only skin deep, and you should never judge a book by its cover.
I know a lot of you only played a few GC games, and then said it was worthless. This is just poor judgment. I have over 35 games in my GC library, and most of them are exclusives. And I hit all the major genres. Not until you play that many games on a system can you truthfully deem it worthless. In my opinion, Xbox is a complete failure, seeing as I only have five games for it, some of which I prefer on the PS2.
Seriously, everyone should just back away from the financial forecasting for a moment and play some games. They’re all real cheap now, so you can’t give me that excuse. After you play Pikmin, Tales of Symphonia, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, Donkey Konga, Ikaruga, and Viewtiful Joe, come back to me and tell me the GC is a failure.