News Archives for: May 2002

E3 Excitement!
Posted on May 22, 2002 @ 7:33 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo has posted a ton of stuff on upcoming games at E3 show this week. These games include Super Mario Sunshine, Mario Party 4, and Wario World, for GameCube. And for the Game Boy Advance, Game and Watch Gallery 4, and Yoshi's Island, a remake of the Super NES game.

Head on to the link below, and check out all the screenshots, and whatnot.

Link: http://www.nintendo.com/e32k2/

Nintendo reduces the price of the GameCube!
Posted on May 20, 2002 @ 2:04 PM EDT by: Hairball
Follow price reductions from the Xbox and PlayStation 2 to $199.95 US across North America, Nintendo decides to follow suit, and lower their GameCube to $149.95, this is great news for people who haven't got a GameCube yet, it's an excellent time to get one now.

And better yet, this brand new low price is effective on May 21, which is tomorrow!

Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=3039

400,000 GameCubes Sold in Europe
Posted on May 14, 2002 @ 3:52 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo has sold over 400,000 Gamecubes in Europe, that's 80% of the launch shipment, which is quite a decent amount. And on average, gamers bought 2.3 games with each system, and the average age of a GCN owner is 23... who says games are for kids?

Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=3019

WaveBird and regular Controller Price Cuts
Posted on May 14, 2002 @ 3:37 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo has announced that their WaveBird wireless controller will have its priced reduced to the even lower price of $34.95 US, when it is released on June 10. Also standard controllers will be reduced to $24.95, effective immediately.

Source: Nintendo

GameCube Now on Sale in Europe!
Posted on May 3, 2002 @ 4:07 PM EDT by: Hairball
Today is finally the launch day for the Nintendo GameCube in Europe. The GCN will come at a price of 199, and there are about 20 launch games with it. 500,000 units will be available on launch day (today), and a total of 1 million in the first 8 weeks.

Link: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=2952

Wario World and Mario Party 4!
Posted on May 3, 2002 @ 4:03 PM EDT by: Hairball
PlanetGameCube has posted a bunch of scans from a Nintendo flyer with screenshots of games that will be shown at the upcoming E3. They are Wario World and Mario Party 4. Of course more of Super Mario Sunshine will be shown as well.

Link: http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=2946

Le Soleil Mario!
Posted on May 1, 2002 @ 8:56 PM EDT by: Hairball
Puissance Nintendo, a French site has posted 2 new exclusive screenshots of Mario Sunshine. That's enough said, now cliquez-ici.

Link: http://www.puissance-nintendo.com/cgi-bin/news/viewnews.cgi?category=3&id=1020261115