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Identification and Background ¶
The Nintendo GameCube was released in November 2001. It was the first Nintendo gaming system to use an optical disc drive instead of the more expensive game cartridges previous Nintendo consoles used.
The Nintendo GameCube, easily identifiable by its boxy shape, originally came in two colors, black and purple, though it is now available in a wide variety of colors. On the front it has four controller ports and two memory card slots. The sides each have a gridded box with a screen that allows air to flow through the device and keep it cool. The back has a variety of cable ports, including the power and video cable ports. The GameCube also sports a handle for easy transportation.
On November 19, 2006, Nintendo released its newest console, the Nintendo Wii, which can also run GameCube games.