1.1 Million GameCubes to be Available at Launch

1.1 Million GameCubes to be Available at Launch

by July 31, 2001

This is surprising–Nintendo announced today that 1.1 million GameCube consoles would be available at the US launch, with an additional 900,000 being shipped by year’s end. In comparison, Japan will only get half a million launch day, with 900,000 still coming in by the end of 2001. Either Nintendo sees the US as a huge market, or they do not want to repeat the launch problems that Sony’s PlayStation 2 had.