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Europe is finally Cubed

One woman queued 16 hours to get hers...

It's Friday, 3rd May 2002, and you all know what that means. Nintendo GameCube launches in Europe today, completing the worldwide rollout of the company's latest console. Here in the United Kingdom, the first console was picked up by 19-year-old Sarah Dodd, from Clapham. Sarah's 16 hours in the queue were generously rewarded with a free console and a handful of games. "I came with a friend and I feel a little bad that I was number one and he was number two," she told the BBC. "But I will let him play some of my games." The BBC puts UK pre-orders alone at some 50,000 units. Related Feature - Europe Cubed

Source - BBC News Online

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