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Cube sales estimates

Nintendo speaks out about its latest console launch

According to Nintendo's UK PR, early reports suggest that 10,000 GameCubes were sold in the console's first two hours on sale in the United Kingdom, and that 80 percent of the first day stock has been sold. Large numbers of gamers are said to have queued for up to three hours last night outside HMV in Oxford Street to get their hands on the Cube, but midnight openings elsewhere were less crowded. Nintendo shipped 500,000 GameCubes to Europe, according to the company, and plans to reinforce that with a further half million in the unspecified "launch period". Despite rampant pre-ordering, claims of tiny allocations and rumours of a complete sell-out, many gamers were able to pick up their Cubes quite happily this morning. Related Feature - Europe is finally Cubed

Source - press release

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