The Nintendo Gamcube (NGC in Japan and GCN in Europe and North America) was released in Japan on September 14th, 2001; North America on November 18th, 2001; Europe on May 3rd, 2002; and in Australia on May 17th, 2002.
It was the sixth-generation console for Nintendo and the successor to the Nintendo 64, competing with Sega’s Dreamcast, Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation 2, and Microsoft’s Xbox. It featured a unique, miniature optical disc. Although the Gamecube featured some of Nintendo’s best first party games, it wasn’t seen as a commercial success for Nintendo.
Despite this, the Gamecube is fondly remembered as a gem in Nintendo’s history, spawning many new IPs for the company.