GameCube in April or May

Nintendo finally speaks

Source - ZDNet (thanks David Ellis)

Clearly bored of all the hearsay and rubbish circulating the Internet with regards to the GameCube's European release date, Nintendo have announced… that there will be an announcement next month. "We will be able to provide details of our Europe launch next month", a Nintendo spokesman told Ziff Davis. Although they would not be pressed for specifics, Nintendo did say that the launch would most likely be in April or May. Within seconds the Internet was crawling with rumours again, including one that Nintendo was preparing to ship a meagre 300,000 units for the whole of Europe. This is somewhat preposterous given the sheer number that were made available for the American launch, but sadly nothing is too far fetched in the console industry these days. Nintendo will face tough opposition in Europe, with Sony's PlayStation 2 heavily entrenched and Microsoft's Xbox zipping off the starting line a month or maybe two months earlier. Related Feature - Everyone's a Winner

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