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Nintendo launches new GameCube console

Nintendo has unveiled its new games console, called the GameCube, marking its latest move in the battle for the games market against rivals Sony, Microsoft and Sega.

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LONDON (Brand Republic) - Nintendo has unveiled its new games console, called the GameCube, marking its latest move in the battle for the games market against rivals Sony, Microsoft and Sega.

The shoebox-sized GameCube replaces the Nintendo 64 and will use an IBM-customised 405Mhz central processor. It plays smaller three-inch game discs, and offers internet connection as well as wireless TV connection.

The launch of the new console, however, has been delayed because of problems in obtaining computer chips. The GameCube will be launched in July 2001 in Japan, but will not be available overseas until October 2001.

Nintendo also announced the details of its GameBoy Advance, its next-generation hand-held console. Available in March 2001, this will be eight times faster than the current GameBoy model and will have a 32-bit graphics chip. The launch has also been delayed, this time to extend the sales of the current model.



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