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Gamecube ready for budget gaming ?

by msimplay Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:49 pm

Well I was just thinking that the Gamecube is an ideal position for budget priced gaming for gamers.
I remember back in the old days where Sega supported 3 consoles Sega Megadrive as their premier platform, Sega Master System for their budget priced games and Game gear for their portable gaming.
Similarly Nintendo had their Super Nintendo as their premier platform , Nintendo Nes as the budget console and Gameboy for portable gaming.

I personally hope that the Gamecube becomes the budget console of our day because now that the Wii has backwards compatability and will play Gamecube games natively. It might just be a good opportunity to breath life into the old console especially considering that gamers that bought the Gamecube over Christmas to play Zelda twilight princess will get new games and Wii owners will still get the benefits of that. Kind of like how the Gameboy advance and Nintendo DS coexist.
People are going to refute my idea because the Cube wasn't as successful as the other consoles of it's time but I personally feel now the opportunity is there who else thinks this might be a good idea ? Its been on my mind for a while now because of the way the Wii plays Cube titles effortlessly.
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by racketboy Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:06 pm

This week is a prime time for budget Gamecube shopping
I just picked up a few items for $10 each

Gamestop stores has the following games for only $10 each...
Chibi Robo - picked this one up
Custom Robo - thought about getting this one
Battalion Wars - picked this one up
Fire Emblem - sadly out of stock at my store
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Donkey Kong Juggle Beat w/ 2 sets of Bongos -- picked this up
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by metaleggman Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:42 pm

shit, I need to get my butt over there! :D

Oh, and while it may have been third in the amount of consoles sold (I think the xbox had like 100000 more), it was technically the biggest success as it made the most money out of all of them, though most of you know that by now. :)
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by philipofmacedon Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:34 pm

I sure hope so.


Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is no longer stocking wavebirds? Other sellers have some but they are not as good as Amazon's old price. I bought one just a few weeks ago for $27 new from Amazon. I hope this is only a short term drought and not permanent.
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by metaleggman Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:37 pm

philipofmacedon wrote:I sure hope so.


Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is no longer stocking wavebirds? Other sellers have some but they are not as good as Amazon's old price. I bought one just a few weeks ago for $27 new from Amazon. I hope this is only a short term drought and not permanent.
Considering Nintendo is still making them, I don't see why they wouldn't still sell them for a while. It's the perfect accesory for backwards compatability.
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by racketboy Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:04 am

philipofmacedon wrote:I sure hope so.


Has anyone else noticed that Amazon is no longer stocking wavebirds? Other sellers have some but they are not as good as Amazon's old price. I bought one just a few weeks ago for $27 new from Amazon. I hope this is only a short term drought and not permanent.


I could use a couple more, but I'm holding out for a price drop.
I can't afford to shell out $60 for two controllers that will only get used when friends are over (not often).
My wife and I use the two we have all the time and love them though.
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by msimplay Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:13 am

Yeah I recently bought two wavebirds becauee wired Cube controllers just don't fit in with the overall Wii experience
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by Ivo Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:36 am

racketboy wrote:Gamestop stores has the following games for only $10 each...

Donkey Kong Juggle Beat w/ 2 sets of Bongos -- picked this up


Is that normal? I would expect that to sell for more even after price slashing.
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by racketboy Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:08 am

Ivo wrote:
racketboy wrote:Gamestop stores has the following games for only $10 each...

Donkey Kong Juggle Beat w/ 2 sets of Bongos -- picked this up


Is that normal? I would expect that to sell for more even after price slashing.


I know it's crazy. They still had a ton of them.
They have actually ran that sale a couple of times.
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