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 Dec 03, 2004 - 11:00 AM - by Michael
* Is the Gamecube redundant?

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The Washington Post thinks that the Gamecube is entirely redundant as listed in their holiday buying guide this year:

This year, things are different. One console, the Nintendo GameCube, is clearly obsolete, with a diminishing supply of new titles. The other two -- PlayStation 2 and Xbox -- are far more competitive. After years of steady work by Microsoft to improve the Xbox's capabilities and the support from its developers -- getting Electronic Arts to write games for its Xbox Live online service this year was a huge coup for Redmond -- the Xbox is now the PS2's equal. Sony's console still offers far more titles, including plenty of PS2-only titles (like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), but the Xbox delivers better graphics and has quite a few exclusive games of its own these days, such as Halo 2.
PlanetGameCube chimes in that there's a grain of truth: the Gamecube's release schedule is clearly lacking.

James over at Gamecube Europe, meanwhile, is a hard-liner who believes that Nintendo can still "go it alone"... though even HE admits that the mistakes made with the N64 - low third party support, diminishing quality of Nintendo offerings, titles farmed out to inferior development groups - are back in spades.
 

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