The Nintendo GameCube was released in 2001. It was the successor to the Nintendo N64 and competed with the Microsoft XBOX, the Sony Playstation and Sega's Dreamcast. It was Nintendo's first non-cartridge based console and utilized a mini-dvd format. The GameCube also had a Game Boy Player accessory which allowed gamers to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance titles on their televisions. Visit http://www.NintendoAge.com, the best Classic Nintendo resource and community on the net!