Nintendo N5 in 2006

Reports coming in from Japan claim that Nintendo plan to release their next generation console, codenamed N5, in 2006 rather that 2005 which had been initially suggested.
According to a Nintendo executive, quoted by Japanese business media, the Japanese gaming giant has reliable information that Microsoft and Sony plan to release their respective next generation offerings in 2006 rather than the in 2005. This change in timing has allowed Nintendo to push back its own release schedule, while still sticking to their commitment, made at this year's E3, to be the first company to come out with a next generation console.

This delay however, does mean that GameCube will have to brave the sales wasteland for a further 3 years. Considering Nintendo's ailing console has not had much luck in its first year since release, it is surprising that the company is willing to risk falling even further behind before N5's arrival.
One piece of positive information for the Cube however, is the extremely strong line-up for the console announced for 2004. Titles expected next year include, the delayed Final Fantasy : Crystal Chronicles, Star Fox 2, Legend of Zelda : Four Swords and Pokemon Colosseum. If such strong software support from the parent company becomes a trend there may be a stronger future for the poor GC after all.

Nintendo information also included some interesting details about the way in which the company is dealing with the imminent threat of competition in the handheld gaming console market. With Sony planning the ultra-powerful PSP and Nokia about to introduce the multi-talented, 3D gaming machine that is the N-Gage, Nintendo seems comfortable and claims that its Game Boy Advance will have sold in excess of 60 million units by the time the competing products are released.

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Nintendo N5 in 2006

Good to see nintendo still in it and getting better. true they have an image problem but its improved with the gamecube. Though only ports the gamecube has a lot more third party support than the 64 did. So until you all start bashing this post and the article and even nintendos will to stay in the fray why not just complament them on trying to stay in it and stil trying to give a good solid product.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

its almost impossible to say nintendo is dying. its been arround for a long time.(100 + years but only concole in teh last 20) Nintendo has survived the test of time so to speak. theres no way that they will lose. sure they have a

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Hey we've also got a brand new proper Zelda game comin out next year 2! Expect it to be like Majora's Mask in my opinion which is never a bad thing as that game was damn hard! Probs the hardest Zelda game ever and well worth playin an completin if you havent before!Im sure the new console will be great as obviously nintendo cant make another mistake so expect an integrated hard drive and cheap ass dvd player! We'll prob have broadband enabled gaming fromt he word go! Iv just considered that stuff there the now an that kinda sounds like the xbox strategy! But again this will be how we will get ourselves back in2 the lime-light!There are 3 things that will deffinately happen for the

Nintendo N5 in 2006

MegaGames is quite anti Game-Cube biased. Why? Because they claim the sales for the cube is nothing great. As the norm. So what about the xbox they promote so much? The xbox has sold basically the same amount of units yet MegaGames does not call the xbox

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Incase you didn't know, the production of Gamecubes has stopped for a period so they can clean out the stock that is begining to build up on a major scale. That really is a sign of a record-selling console......

Nintendo N5 in 2006

If both Microsoft and Sony release their next generation consoles before Nintendo, then Nintendo have lost half the battle already.Sony and Microsoft will keep putting money into their products until they are successful, which is something Nintendo cannot do.Nintendo would have went the same way as Sega if it were not for it's Gameboy products (and Pokemon).Don't get me wrong, I love my Gamecube, but they need to re-think their strategies for them to become the number 1 or 2 console.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Who told you that the Micro$oft is loosing $100 on every Xbox they sell? $ony, Micro$oft and Nintend:o just spend around $50 to build a console like that. Micro$oft just told you that so that dumasses like you would say lets bring Micro$oft down by buying a Xbox.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

I'm surprised Nintendo is even thinking about releasing another console even tho their current one is doing crap. I guess Nintendo thinks some mairacle will happen and when their new console comes out everyone will buy it, LOL. I think this is a very dumb move for Nintendo, I think they should just let the cube die in peace and not drag it on with another console that will do either the same or worse. They should put all their focus on their GAMEBOYS, since thats where they make most of their money anyways and make them really awesome and powerful. And Microsoft and Sony DO lose money on every console they sell when they sell it for such a low price but they are still doing awesome and wooping Nintendo's poor ass even tho Nintendo makes money off every console they sell which tells ya something about Nintendo and how many people are actually buying a cube, not many. And the Average Gamer Age is 25-36 believe it or not and I'm not making this up , this was a survey from a gaming site. So they prefer the more mature games rather than little kiddy games, and thats probably why Nintendo is eating shit off the floor and Microsoft and Sony are doing awesome.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

LOL...quake 4. FPS sucks on XBOX, and that includes Halo! Craptacular controller...lol...they shoulda had a USB port so it coulda been supported by a stupid mouse and keyboard. But oops, Sony had that idea first. Hmm...

Nintendo N5 in 2006

I think Nintendos in the fight for a long time. They made a profit.Gamecube was killed by the media.XBOX XBOX XBOX THE BEST MACHINEMICROSOFT MICROSOFT.Something like that above was advertised in magazines, newspapers and TVs.I still think Nintendo has the advantage over Sony in Portables though. Sony thinks it will be easy but look at Sega and Lynx.Nintendo will be around as long as the Gameboy is...

Nintendo N5 in 2006

wat would make this even sweeter is if they would actually release that SUPER RELIASTIC ZELDA game that initially intended for the CUBE. u remember that, the movie scene with Ganon & Link in a sword fight scene?now that would hve been ultra cool, and sweet as hell....

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Just because the Xbox was flooded with tv ads foesn't make it equal to the PS2. The fact still remains the World Wide its...1) PS22) GC3) XboxJust because the cube isn't doing so hot in America doesn't make it 3rd world wide.By the way PS2 is far far ahead of Xbox just to let you fanboys know.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

BLUEat 18:41 21/8/2003LOL...quake 4. FPS sucks on XBOX, and that includes Halo! Craptacular controller...lol...they shoulda had a USB port so it coulda been supported by a stupid mouse and keyboard. But oops, Sony had that idea first. Hmm...OMG your a dumbass Xbox has 4 usb u fag

Nintendo N5 in 2006

This thread is full of 12 year old fanboys. As for MR. Bill Just because the PS2 is far ahead of the rest does not make it the best console. But Bill is right. The Game-Cube is selling more units in the Asian market then the XBOX, and the XBOX is selling more units in North America.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

I sure love cake....As the cake lover, i feel like Its my duty to step in when theres trouble like in this particular situation. To all my gaming friends out there, everyone knows that GC didnt come out with alot of EXTRAORDINARY games but its not a little dillema like that thats gonna keep those f**kas down, im sure theyre gonna come back with a greater console in 2006, but then again, we never know...

Nintendo N5 in 2006

I'm a pc gamer.I hate gc and n64.But I think the gc has the potential to kick the other consoles.Just remember the nes and snes times.There were a lot of cool games.I really like the snes games.That's why gba sales are fine.The snes type of games.Golden Sun feels like playing final fantasy.Imagine a next-gen remake of FF3 and chrono trigger.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

All of the complaints here agianst the Gamecueb and Nintendo are unwaranted and ill thought out. None of you can really say anything about the Cube that is really a problem. Calling the gamecubea kiddie system only shows ones ignorance

Nintendo N5 in 2006

how many nintendo fanboys can you fit in one thread? As this page shows, a hell of a lot.Gamecube is not the greatest console ever as many of you would have us believe, sure its a pretty good console with better capabilities than the ps2, those who say it has better capailities than the xbox are fooling themselves though.and sure its a good console, if you over look the dodgiest controllers ever made, they make the xbox behemoths seem like superbly designed streamlined peices of art!And as for new and innovative games its obvious that most of you have been conditioned by nintendo as the only games i see mentioned here are mario and zelda! I'd rather have some variety than a console with re-re-re-regurgitated games coming out over and over again!maybe every one should just give in and get a decent pc, we all know that a properly built pc isfar better than any console!

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Personally I like the gamecube contoller more than playstations or the x box's. And I like zelda and mario games, there fun and i don't care if i'm conditioned by nintendo. All 3 consoles got good games but u should buy the one with the most games u like.And PC also has some great games and u should get a good one if u want 2, not cause some idiot says 2

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Sony releasing PS3 in 2006, ouch. As much as I like my PS2, to 2006, i dont know man. PS2 was released in Japan in 1999 and 2000 in North America, thats a really long time man. The reason why GC doesnt have as much games is because the GC uses mini-disc's as to the DVD disc's that are for the Xbox and PS2 which helps make it easier to port the game but the GC uses a different format of disc so its harder to port the game over. I have a GC and PS2 and got many awsome games for PS2 but hopefully, the GC will have awsome games in its life span. Just got Knockout Kings 2003 for GC (exclusive for GC) and must say, its 1 hella of a boxing game. For Nintendo's next system tho, it would be very smart if you can play your GC games on there next generation console. Sony's PS3 will beable to play PS2 games which is very smart but it wont play PS1 games because at that time, PS1 is way too old.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Let's see, We are on SoBig version F right now (expires Sept 10th, 2003). So by the time Duke Nukem Forever comes out we will have SoBig version XXX and a Nintendo N5 game console will covered years of dust. You guys at 3dRealms need to try to keep your customer base interested or you risk losing alot of money. One screen shot once in a blue moon would be nice. "DNF official release slated for Q5 of 2003" LOL

Nintendo N5 in 2006

the fact that some people encourage more snes type gameplay shows that they are oldskool. respect your elders "lol", they know that the value of a game is not based on pretty graphics. if i'm not mistaken, the people of japan wanted the snes resurrected awhile back. the GBA is more or less a portable snes on steroids. given the fact that many people still enjoy snes type gameplay, the GBA will live on. even when the PSP comes out. i'm betting they will both coexist.i'd like to recommend a game to all those who loved zelda on the snes. the game i recommend is "terranigma" (RPG), made by enix 1996. its a highly under rated game. never seen it mentioned in nintendo power in the old days either. graphics are better than zelda, excellent music, many combat moves. i know of the game only through emulation.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

XBOX is alot better then CUBE, Nintendo will die because XBOX will sell alot more systems in the future. And then Bill Gates will buy Nintendo and force them to become his xbox slave workers mwuhahaha

Nintendo N5 in 2006

Nintendos problem is that their current console has many flaws like this, first, as the cube is small so its power, so dont expect ultra super power on ANy game, second the mini dvds only hold 1.5gb and dont come with the crap of "WHAT games uses 1.5gb anyways?" because the answer is ALOT and not including any videos son shut up, and as times flow more games will require more capacity so they need more dvds and so so so. those are mayon then there is the image of kiddy console but that is made due to.. i dont know.. maybe BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT OF THEM, but anyways. stetically the Cube looks good, the controller doesnt, its like a hasbro or fisher price made controller, oh and since playstation has more consoles out tere publishers deicde to release games in there and not on GC since the power of play 2 is in equall proportions of that in GC except Ps2 doesnt have softened edges but anyways. i think GBA will keep alive nintendo and if you knew about finances, time does not equals durability of a company, and money isnt eternal so nintendo did a normal console but suffered alot cause its badly done, accept it and realize that having over a year of advantage and having same power as Ps2(say what you want its more than a fact that they both have same power). in 2006 i think its very far away... but well since i have only seen specs of that of ps3 and xbox i dunno what is the power of N5 and if ps3 release what they intend to do, xbox and N5 are dead alredy. have a nice day all, and try to give good opinions not simple thoughts of fanboyism, i have ALl consoles xept game boy color but as far as i c, a console so well built as xbox could have killed ps2 if it wasnt released by microsoft. then again only microsoft had the money to pull it off and as GC has GBA, Xbox has, ALL MICROSOFT PRODUCTS, and most likely N5 will be the least powerful console watching what ps3 is trying to do and Sony does have more money.

Nintendo N5 in 2006

ohh i failed to mention the 3 problem!, games designed for GC expected to be ULTRA GOD COOL, actually turned to be just cool and thus sell very small amounts.Nintendos problem isnt ignorance, its apathy

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