Why did the Gamecube not sell well?

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2 years ago#1
It had a had a bunch of really good exclusives, and it had one of it's best games (Melee) available right after launch. How did it not sell well? Was it because it was competing against the PS2?

I wonder this because the Wii U isn't selling very well right now, but what would happen if the quality games come out and it still isn't selling as well as it should?
2 years ago#2
1. Lacked GTA.
2. Looked like a lunchbox.
3. Didn't have a DVD drive.
4. Discs only stored 1.5GBs of info.
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2 years ago#3
From: Ccroybb | #001
It had a had a bunch of really good exclusives, and it had one of it's best games (Melee) available right after launch. How did it not sell well? Was it because it was competing against the PS2?

I wonder this because the Wii U isn't selling very well right now, but what would happen if the quality games come out and it still isn't selling as well as it should?

As good as the some of the Gamecube exclusives were, they simply could not compare to the sheer amount of great high quality PS2 exclusives.
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2 years ago#4
It was essentially the N64 all over again.
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2 years ago#5
What are we considering the standard of sales? I mean the Xbox sold roughly 3+ million more then the Gamecube.
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2 years ago#6
Nate_Dihldorff posted...
Didn't have a DVD drive.

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2 years ago#7
Because PS2.

Only correct answer tbh.
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2 years ago#8
Nate_Dihldorff posted...
2. Looked like a lunchbox.


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2 years ago#9
If the PS2 didn't release or didn't have a DVD player inside of it. I reckon the GC would have sold probably more than fifty million units.
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2 years ago#10
PS2 also sold well because it was a cheap DVD player.
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