So... Why did the GameCube not do well?

#31Xeeh_BitzPosted 1/9/2013 6:46:12 PM(edited)
HeaderHog posted...
I take it was because of the rise of the "hardcore", then?


No, people back in the SNES days were always interested in bigger and better games, better hardware. Why you think they listed the size of each game on the SNES, etc? Why you think they listed the actual specs of the consoles. Nintendo as an example went casualcore with their system, the other companies continued to do what was done back in the 90s and kept on going, Nintendo just changed, not the people and the diehard Nintendo fans live in a world where they think everyone else changed but really it's them who changed


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#32HeaderHog(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2013 6:46:38 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
HeaderHog posted...
I take it was because of the rise of the "hardcore", then?


No, people back in the SNES days were always interested in bigger and better games, better hardware. Why you think they listed the size of each game on the SNES, etc? Why you think they listed the actual specs of the consoles. Nintendo as an example went casualcore with their system.


No, not back in the SNES days, I meant in the GameCube days.
Y'know? When kids started thinking rated M games were "cool"?
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#33Xeeh_BitzPosted 1/9/2013 6:53:34 PM(edited)
HeaderHog posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
HeaderHog posted...
I take it was because of the rise of the "hardcore", then?


No, people back in the SNES days were always interested in bigger and better games, better hardware. Why you think they listed the size of each game on the SNES, etc? Why you think they listed the actual specs of the consoles. Nintendo as an example went casualcore with their system.


No, not back in the SNES days, I meant in the GameCube days.
Y'know? When kids started thinking rated M games were "cool"?


What does that have to do with the Gamecube? It had those games.

http://www.amazon.com/GAMECUBE-M-RATED/lm/30PA0KOM8M27W

and now here are the M rated games for the Wii, see the direction

http://www.amazon.com/M-Rated-Games-on-Wii/lm/RP0LSL4ZH5O0C


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#34P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 1/9/2013 6:55:05 PM
Xeeh, you should study up a bit before shooting off that much.
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#35HeaderHog(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2013 6:59:11 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
HeaderHog posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
HeaderHog posted...
I take it was because of the rise of the "hardcore", then?


No, people back in the SNES days were always interested in bigger and better games, better hardware. Why you think they listed the size of each game on the SNES, etc? Why you think they listed the actual specs of the consoles. Nintendo as an example went casualcore with their system.


No, not back in the SNES days, I meant in the GameCube days.
Y'know? When kids started thinking rated M games were "cool"?


What does that have to do with the Gamecube? It had those games.

http://www.amazon.com/GAMECUBE-M-RATED/lm/30PA0KOM8M27W

and now here are the M rated games for the Wii, see the direction

http://www.amazon.com/M-Rated-Games-on-Wii/lm/RP0LSL4ZH5O0C



Oh.


Well, I suppose you were correct on your original post.
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#36HeaderHog(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2013 6:59:52 PM
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
Xeeh, you should study up a bit before shooting off that much.


What do you mean?
I just looked all this up.
Turns out, he's right.
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#37ObtuseAnginaPosted 1/9/2013 6:59:59 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
x23sephiroth23x posted...
werent the final sales numbers make the Gamecube in the middle xbox last and ps2 first?


No, Gamecube was last


well looking up the numbers the gamecube was indeed last, but it was really close with the xbox in sales, the Xbox only won by like less than 3 million sales so it wasnt an outright decimation for the gamecube
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#38fawfulmark2Posted 1/9/2013 7:06:11 PM
2 contributing factors were the different disc format and the rise of Online gaming, which Nintendo tried to avoid.
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#39OrangeCrush980Posted 1/9/2013 7:09:34 PM
Rikkus_dad posted...
Because it simply couldn't hold a candle to the PS2's MASSIVE game library, packed to the brim with great games for every genre. There really was no contest between which was the better console unless you were a huge sucker for first party Nintendo games.


This. The PS2 was an unstoppable monster that gen and every other home console suffered because of it. Even the GBA sold quite a bit less than Nintendo's other handhelds.
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#40SuperShyGuy9000Posted 1/9/2013 7:11:03 PM
x23sephiroth23x posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
x23sephiroth23x posted...
werent the final sales numbers make the Gamecube in the middle xbox last and ps2 first?


No, Gamecube was last


well looking up the numbers the gamecube was indeed last, but it was really close with the xbox in sales, the Xbox only won by like less than 3 million sales so it wasnt an outright decimation for the gamecube


You were right the first time 6th gen was all about GTA and GameCube didn't have it. Nintendo gain permanent uncoolness from then on. It really was the beginning of "hardcore".

Before that FPS and Sports games were considered the causal games because jocks and non-gamers liked those the most.