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Author Topic: The Struggles of Marketing GameCube  (Read 5959 times)

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 08:40:46 PM »
It's that thing! Shoot, where did I first see that as a kid...
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2013, 09:01:25 PM »
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Suffix

  • Steamed
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2013, 12:45:47 AM »
That's one ugly N64 controller.

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2013, 01:49:34 AM »
That's because it's not an N64 controller. It's a console called the iQue Player. :V

Suffix

  • Steamed
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2013, 03:35:50 AM »
Yes, yes, I can read.

« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2013, 05:32:46 PM »
Mark my words, Kiddos, this here Nintendo StarCube is going to be the death of Nintenda'.
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2013, 05:39:34 PM »
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2013, 07:26:11 PM »
Did you borrow that from J.J. Abrams?
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2014, 06:46:07 AM »
Bumping this thread since the author made a follow-up article on the GameCube's genesis and commercial history. It's a longread, but well worth it.

It especially put into perspective just how throughously Nintendo misread the market during that period. Western developers getting traction? Gut your western subsidiary and double-down on the shrinking Japanese market, duh. Multiplatform releases becoming more common? How dare these parasistes cheapen the ~Nintendo Difference~! Online gaming on the rise? Pfffft, kids will love that GBA connectivity right, right?

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2014, 07:19:44 AM »

That's one ugly N64 controller.
That's because it's not an N64 controller. It's a console called the iQue Player. :V
It's much better than the N64 controllers in my opinion.  The analog stick doesn't wear out and the d-pad is comfortable.  I just wish there was a easier way to transfer and translate the games in America.  Also, it's not an N64 controller; It's an official Nintendo 64 in a new N64 controller for the Chinese market. 
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