Nintendo Backing GameCube For The Long Haul

The “Revolution” whatever-it-is will debut at next year’s E3 exhibition, suggesting that it could hit the market some time in 2006, five years after the release of the GameCube in 2001. That’s about the same amount of time as earlier consoles have received as the primary focus of their manufacturer’s attention, but the continued success of the PlayStation — which kept moving hardware and software well after the PlayStation 2’s debut — likely has Nintendo looking to follow in its footsteps with the GameCube, which has sold quite well at its $99 price point.

Sony has already stated that it hopes to keep moving PlayStation 2s until the system is at least 10 years old.


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