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ニンテンドーゲームキューブ Nintendo GameCube
The black Nintendo GameCube
Release dates
Japan September 14, 2001
North America November 18, 2001
Europe May 3, 2002
Technical information
Media GameCube optical disc
Other information
Console generation Sixth generation
Console type Home console
Successor Wii

The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ニンテンドーゲームキューブ Nintendo GameCube) is the sixth generation Nintendo console. The console was released in 2001 as a successor to the Nintendo 64.

There were no EarthBound series games released for the Nintendo GameCube, with the only EarthBound related game being Super Smash Bros. Melee, which features Ness as a playable character and Onett and Fourside as stage.


The system is Nintendo's second console to display 3D graphics. The controllers are similar to the Nintendo 64's except it has two grips instead of three. The controler features the standard A and B buttons, L and R shoulder buttons, a purple Z button above the R button, a normal analog stick, a C analog stick, a d-pad, X and Y buttons and a start button. Like its predecessor it supports up to four player.

The GameCube does not have built in memory. Instead, it uses memory cards that hold the saved data in a "block" format. The user can move, copy, and delete data from the memory cards. These memory cards are needed to play GameCube games on Wii. The memory cards come with different memory capacities and are mainly made by third-party companies.

Three cards were officially released: a gray one that supports 59 blocks, a black one that supports 251 blocks, and a white one that supports 1019 blocks.

Game Boy Player

The Game Boy Player is an accessory that allows the GameCube to run Game Boy Advance games. Using this one can play the Game Boy Advance games Mother 1+2 and Mother 3 on the GameCube.

EarthBound related games

With Game Boy Player


The indigo GameCube