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Nintendo GameCube Will Sell for $199.95

21 May, 2001 By: Hive News

Ninetndo announced Monday a $199.95 U.S. suggested retail price for its new GameCube video game console thatlaunches Nov. 5.

Nintendo executives reported an "overwhelmingly positive response" to GameCube at last week's ElectronicEntertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, where more than 62,000 people gathered to gawk at the latest in interactiveentertainment.

"The response to Nintendo GameCube at E3 wasphenomenal," says Peter Main, executive vp, sales andmarketing, Nintendo of America Inc. "Game developersexpressed over and over that our games are of unmatched quality, especially Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II. Pikmin also spikedinterest for its incredibly unique game content and approach."

GameCube debuts with six exclusive Nintendo titles, each with a MSRP of$49.95. Nintendo says it will expand the number of available titles by year-end with a diverse library of licensee games.

GameCube is also compatible with Game Boy Advance, which launches in North America June 11.

Other upcoming games for GameCube include: Animal Forest, Disney's Mickey, Donkey Kong Racing, Eternal Darkness, Kameo: Elements ofPower, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, Metroid Prime, NBA Courtside 2002, Raven Blade, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet and Wave Race Blue Storm.

Top independent publishers and developers, such as LucasArts and Electronic Arts, will provide some of the early titles.

Nintendo GameCube is scheduled to launch in Japan on Sept. 14, and in Europein early 2002.

Shipment quantities will be made public as part of Nintendo's official financial announcement slated for May 24 in Japan.

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