GameCube Under USD 100

GameCube Under USD 100

Gearing up for the holiday season, Nintendo of America Inc. announced a new MSRP of USD 99.99 for its Nintendo GameCube home game console, effective tomorrow, Sept. 25. This great new price opens a USD 80 price advantage over its two console competitors.

While the price of Nintendo GameCube hardware is falling, the variety and affordability of great software is soaring. According to the company the Nintendo GameCube library will expand to more than 320 games by the end of the year, which together with the price cut and added exclusive offers will further boost momentum for the console throughout the holidays.

Mario Kart: Double Dash, available Nov. 17 exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, is a highly anticipated game and Nintendo has announced that customers who reserve a copy of the game in advance will receive a free bonus disc, loaded with game footage and gameplay previews for a wide array of upcoming titles.

In addition, Nintendo recently expanded the Player's Choice library offering discounted prices for a half dozen award winning games including Super Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing and Metroid Prime.

So far in 2003, Nintendo GameCube is the only home console showing an increase in unit sales compared to 2002, says George Harrison, senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications, Nintendo of America. Every time a generation of technology has moved into the true mass market, Nintendo has prospered. This incredible new price and our great software offers are designed to accelerate that trend like never before.

This is not only good for Nintendo, but great for consumers, says Lucky Evani, Toys 'R Us representative. For USD 99, you can now buy video game technology that you couldn't have purchased for USD 99,000 just a few years ago.

Holiday titles from Nintendo will include Mario Kart: Double Dash (Nov. 17), Kirby Air Ride (Oct. 13), Mario Party 5 (Nov. 11), 1080 Avalanche (Dec. 1), and Pokémon Channel (Dec.1), as well as the highly anticipated Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and Pokémon Colosseum in the first quarter of 2004.