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Check out amazon.com and Toys R Us.

Combine this with some of their best games becoming Players Choice titles(i.e. Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine, etc.) and this is a great deal for gamers everywhere!
 

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Check out amazon.com and Toys R Us.

Combine this with some of their best games becoming Players Choice titles(i.e. Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine, etc.) and this is a great deal for gamers everywhere!
Back to $149, seems Amazon was premature. Its been reported all over that its going to $99 at BB, CC, Kmart, Wallmart etc etc etc so its only a matter of time.
 

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Hmmmm.....sorry everyone. It was $99 earlier. Nevertheless, I believe the "official" day for the price drop is this sunday Sept 28.
 

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The official statement from Nintendo:


New Hardware Price Spearheads Aggressive Holiday Campaign


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2003--Just in time for

the biggest video game thrills of the fall, Nintendo of America Inc.

today announced a new MSRP of $99.99 for its Nintendo GameCube(TM)

home game console, effective tomorrow, Sept. 25. This great new price

opens an $80 price advantage over its two console competitors.


While the price of Nintendo GameCube hardware is falling, the

variety and affordability of great software is soaring. Coupled with

expansion of the Nintendo GameCube library to more than 320 games by

the end of the year, the new MSRP of $99.99 and added exclusive offers

will further boost momentum for the console throughout the holidays.


Mario Kart(R): Double Dash!!(TM), available Nov. 17 exclusively

for Nintendo GameCube, is the most-anticipated game of the season.

Nintendo has announced that customers who reserve a copy of the game

in advance will receive a free bonus disc, loaded with game footage

and gameplay previews for a wide array of upcoming hits.


In addition, Nintendo recently expanded the Player's Choice

library offering discounted prices for a half dozen award winning

games including Super Mario Sunshine(TM), Animal Crossing(TM) and

Metroid(R) Prime.


"So far in 2003, Nintendo GameCube is the only home console

showing an increase in unit sales compared to 2002," says George

Harrison, senior vice president, marketing and corporate

communications, Nintendo of America. "Every time a generation of

technology has moved into the true mass market, Nintendo has

prospered. This incredible new price and our great software offers are

designed to accelerate that trend like never before."


"This is not only good for Nintendo, but great for consumers,"

says Lucky Evani, Toys 'R Us representative. "For $99, you can now buy

video game technology that you couldn't have purchased for $99,000

just a few years ago."


The hot holiday titles from Nintendo will include Mario Kart:

Double Dash!! (Nov. 17), Kirby(TM) Air Ride (Oct. 13), Mario Party(R)

5 (Nov. 11), 1080(TM) Avalanche (Dec. 1), and Pokemon

Channel(TM) (Dec.1), as well as the highly anticipated Final

Fantasy(R): Crystal Chronicles(TM) and Pokemon Colosseum(TM) in the

first quarter of 2004. In addition, the Nintendo GameCube fall lineup

is replete with top quality interactive thrills provided by

independent publishers that appeal to every game taste, ranging from

sports to action to role-playing titles.


The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive

entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and

markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video

game systems. Each year, hundreds of all-new titles for the

best-selling Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems

extend Nintendo's vast game library and continue the tradition of

delivering a rich, diverse mix of quality video games for players of

all ages. Since the release of its first home video game system in

1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.8 billion video games globally,

creating enduring industry icons such as Mario(TM) and Donkey Kong(R)

and launching popular culture franchise phenomena such as Metroid(TM),

Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of

America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for

Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere
 

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Where can I get more info on the Player's choice games and how much they cost? Are they like Xbox Platinum's that cost $19.99?
 

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Why are Player Choice games $30 instead of $20 like the PS2 and XBox brands anyway? Thats just wrong as most all start out at $50 (though alot of games are starting at $40 these days)
 

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Cool! I don't need another GCN, but hopefully it'll make PS2 go down in price so I can get another one to play my GunCon2 games on my TV versus not playing GunCon games at all on my projector...
 

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dammit, now I'll be back to a 3-console household... grrr...
Willpower! Have some willpower man!
 

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Why are Player Choice games $30 instead of $20 like the PS2 and XBox brands anyway? Thats just wrong as most all start out at $50 (though alot of games are starting at $40 these days)
The discount prices are all arbitrary in the first place, so why not $30? I don't see anything "wrong" with any kind of discount. So it's not the same as the other two. I don't see the others selling their systems for $99.


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Costco has a gamecube package with:


Gamecube

extra controller

251 memory card

star fox(dino) game

star fox manual


for $149.00


Is this a good deal/package?


Thanks

Therese
 

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Costco has a gamecube package with:


Gamecube

extra controller

251 memory card

star fox(dino) game

star fox manual


for $149.00


Is this a good deal/package?


Thanks

Therese
It's a pretty good deal if you look at everything separately:


Gamecuve = $99

Extra controller = $20

251 memory card = $20

star fox = $30

starfox manual = $5-$10


However, I think the wavebird is an awesome controller and would recommend getting that as an extra controller. Also, I persaonlly am not interested in the Star Fox game, so I would recommend getting Metroid Prime over that and they both cost the s.ame. If it were me, I would buy things separately. However, if you're interested in Star Fox, then that's a good deal
 

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Originally posted by wpwj40e
Costco has a gamecube package with:


Gamecube

extra controller

251 memory card

star fox(dino) game

star fox manual


for $149.00


Is this a good deal/package?


Thanks

Therese
This was a good deal if you wanted the game and before the price drop. Now with the price drop, it's not even a deal. Go to ebgames:


Gamecube $99

Starter kit (extra controller, controller extension, and memory card) $20

Any game you want used or new $(big range, but get one that's at least $20)


Get those 3 things and ebgames will give you a $30 gift cert for your next purchase.


Total: $110
 

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Looked at the requirements for the $30 gift cert and it looks like you need to spend $30 on the game. So it totals $120.... Still not bad..
 
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