There are a lot of Nintendo Gaming consoles out there. I’ve had the privilege of playing some of them and I am happy that I did.
Nintendo consoles have a massive array of video games in various genres. From RPG games to side-scrolling platformers, Nintendo game consoles have them.
Since the early 2000s, the Nintendo Gamecube gave people a lot of entertainment and since the emergence of more powerful game consoles, the Nintendo Gamecube was strapped to the back seat.
If you are a game console collector, then you will be pleased with the news I am about to share. Nintendo has actually released a collector’s edition of the said game console and they’ve released the Nintendo Gamecube Platinum.
Before I talk about the Nintendo Gamecube Platinum, here are its features:
- MPU (Microprocessor Unit): 485 MHz custom IBM PowerPC Gekko
- Graphics Processor: 162 MHz custom ATI/Nintendo Flipper
- Texture-Read Bandwidth: 10.4 GB per second (peak)
- Main Memory Bandwidth: 2.6 GB per second (peak)
- Pixel Depth: 24-bit color, 24-bit Z buffer
- Sound Processor: 81 MHz custom Macronix 16-bit DSP
- Sound Performance: 64 simultaneous channels, ADPCM encoding
- Polygon Performance: 6 to 12 million polygons per second (peak)
- System Memory: 40 MB
- Main Memory: 24 MB MoSys 1T-SRAM
- Disc Drive: 128 ms CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) system
- Data Transfer Speed: 16 Mbps to 25 Mbps
- Media: 3-inch, 1.5 GB capacity disc
- Controller Ports: Four
- Memory Card Slots: Two
- Audio-Video Output: Analog and digital
- Dimensions: 4.3 by 5.9 by 6.3 inches (height by width by depth)
Just a bit of a history lesson here: the Nintendo Gamecube is actually the very first Nintendo game console that makes use of a disc rather than a gaming cartridge.
That is because at the time, CDs were very prominent and it is one of the best storage mediums available on the market.
The Nintendo Gamecube Platinum, although plays Nintendo Gamecube CDs, do not play other forms of media like music and DVDs. That is because Nintendo focused more on the gaming aspect of the system rather than anything else.
During its launch, the Nintendo Gamecube was actually one of the best game consoles in the business. It’s got a fast microprocessor unit that doubles the processing power than old Nintendo game cartridges.
Another thing that made the Nintendo Gamecube amazing was its games. The game console was home to a lot of great games such as Star Fox Assault, Mario Party 5, Pikmin, Fire Emblem, and many more.
If you are a serious game console collector, I highly suggest that you get the Nintendo Gamecube Platinum. It currently costs $450 and you can also order Nintendo Gamecube games as well.
With its amazing gaming lineup, its premium Platinum look and feel, and just the dose of nostalgia, the Nintendo Gamecube Platinum collector’s edition is one that you should be getting if you want to have a taste of some retro gaming.