Owning a GameCube?

LoyalServant

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Hello everyone!

I have a quick question concerning the relevance of owning a GameCube. Much like all other Nintendo fans I was ecstatic when the Nintendo Wii arrived and rushed to get one. If I remember correctly, I was unaware at the time of the purchase that GameCube games were compatible with the Wii - all I know is that I wanted a Wii!

After owning both the Wii and the Nintendo GameCube for some time now I noticed that I never use my GameCube anymore... As a matter of fact it's in my closet, lifeless and unplugged. I thought about selling it the other day but realized that it was useless to have, since GameCube games are playable on the Wii.

I was furious when companies made new consoles that were completely incompatible with older ones but I realize today that perhaps it is the logical thing to do, so that older consoles keep some kind of worth. What do you guys think - and what are you doing with your GameCube if you own a Wii?
 

Damien Lee

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Yes, I agree that backward compatibility should be a standard feature on all consoles. Unfortunately, this is not always possible but I guess emulation could also be used. I still own my GameCube but I have it in a different room to that of my Wii. Therefore, it still gets some use from time to time. In your situation, I guess it's a good idea to sell it since the Wii has you covered.
 

Hyrule Chicken

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Definitely sell it if you have a Wii! I was in the same boat as you, in terms of not knowing right away that GameCube games would play on my Wii, except this came as a wonderful surprise since I had sold my GC a few years ago!

Speaking of playing GameCube games on the Wii, I still have to finish The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker...
 

Y0shiM0n

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I wish I kept my GC after I got a Wii for collecting, but I totally love the idea of them being compatible on the Wii. Less wires getting tangled!:D
 

sleepypuff

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I think you should sell your GameCube and use the money you make to buy a new game! There's a lot of nostalgia right now for retro and old consoles, you should have no issues selling it if you post it on a classified ad like craigslist. Keep us posted! :)
 

LegendofImelda

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Crazy. I have a bunch of Game Cube games that I never play because I got rid of my Cube. All this time I could have been playing them on my Wii. That's a pretty awesome feature. I'm pretty sure it's going to be the basis for any toher future console.
 

LoyalServant

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To give you guys a little update!

I decided to keep the GameCube out of respect but mostly because people really don't want to pay for older consoles. I understand that when you buy a game it loses value (most of the time) but there is a limit! Before I give out the price I asked for it I am curious to know how much you would be willing to pay for a GameCube? ( good condition).
 

Damien Lee

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@LoyalServant The problem is that the GameCube is not a sought after console in the retro gaming community. However, if you owned a NEC PC-Engine / Turbografx-16 that was in good condition you'd find that people would be willing to pay for top dollar for it. Even the much maligned Sega Saturn is enjoying a surge in it's price as folks discover what a compelling retro gaming machine it is.

Now, to answer your question. Since it's difficult to get hold of a GameCube in my area, I'd be willing to pay up to $ 60 - $ 70 for one that it's in a very good condition and comes with it's original box and manuals.
 

Hyrule Chicken

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I'd say around the same amount as @Damien Lee but asking for the box and manuals may be a little unrealistic. Probably closer to ~$50-60 with a couple controllers and a few games, as long as it is in good condition and I can play it. The thing is, I have a Wii that has the GameCube and memory card ports so it's kind of useless for me to get a GameCube...
 

LoyalServant

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Thanks for the help guys!

I suppose GameCubes are easy to find in my area since the guy wasn't willing to pay 60$ for it. I don't think it's such an unrealistic price but I figure he probably found it cheaper elsewhere. Though the Wii's backward compatibility is nice, it also prevents any sort of gain from selling an old GameCube.
 

Hyrule Chicken

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Sorry you weren't able to sell it @LoyalServant, but now you get to hold on to a piece of Nintendo history. ;) $60 was more than reasonable and you did a good thing to not let it go for less. I find people are pretty cheap when it comes to buy used things. lol
 

senki

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Well here in France you can find used GameCubes everywhere around 30€ (35$) so it's why I don't sell mines... I have 2 (a green one, from Tales of Symphonia and a black one), I don't use them ta all, I'm not a collector, I sell things that I won't use anymore but... When it's like selling a console 30€ or a game 1€... I'd rather keep them. ^^"

It's great that the Wii can play GC games and that the Wii U can play Wii games... It must be like that in every generations and it's why I tend to play on PC since on PC you can always play old (and very old) games without any problem.
 

yeppeo

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My friend sold his GameCube only to buy one a few years later ;)
I never had one (oh, the shame) but I wouldn't mind to get one for myself because, just like @senki mentioned, you can find a lot for really cheap prices!
 

GunGunW

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I've gone through three of them in my life. I broke the first two (I was a young kid haha) and I still have my third one to this day and it works perfectly fine. I just played F-Zero GX on it last year.
 

Norjak71

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I still have my very original. I remember playing NHL hitz on it way back in the day when it first came out. I still remember that startup song and video montage. The gamecube is really the last great thing Nintendo put out, in my opinion.
 

rz3300

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It has not really seen a lot of action as of late, but I still have the one that I bought way back when. I still think that it has that nostalgia value, though, just given the design. That might make it a little bit harder to get rid of than some of the other consoles, too, and maybe that is why I am keeping it. Either way, though, you never know when I will get the urge to play SSB. Thanks for sharing.
 

FaithofBlood

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I wouldnt sell my gamecube for a couple reasons :

-The wii is less capable when it comes to the lifespend of the console
-The wii also have problems with their controllers wich you need to select the menu for the gamecube-games.
-The wii has way less value when it comes to price (where I live, it can be easily around the same price as back then)
-Emotional value
-I play way more on my gc then my wii.

I dont see any reason to get rid of my gamecube for the problems I will get with my wii and wii's in general. The gamecube that I have last really long, there are no problems and yet it works like it is new, while my wii already shows some disc-reading problems.
 

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