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200,000 GameCubes on the way....

by Billy Berghammer - November 21, 2001, 1:03 pm PST

GameCube shortage in your area? More cubes are on the way to retailers.

Nintendo has released a press release explaining they have shipped 200 thousand more GameCubes to retailers. Here's the juice.

Nintendo to Ship 200,000 More NINTENDO GAMECUBE Consoles

REDMOND, Wash.--Nov. 20, 2001--Nintendo of America today announced

it will increase North American shipments of the new NINTENDO

GAMECUBE(TM) video game console by 200,000 hardware units before

year-end.

The announcement boosts total North American shipments for 2001 to

1.3 million from the previously announced 1.1 million.

The move comes in response to overwhelming launch day demand for

NINTENDO GAMECUBE on Nov. 18, where it instantly became America's

fastest-selling new video game hardware system. NINTENDO GAMECUBE

features hit software not available on any other home system, and a

manufacturer's suggested retail price of $199.95, $100 less than rival

products.

As 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

video game systems. The systems include Game Boy(R), Nintendo(R) 64,

Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBE. Since the release of its first

home video game system in 1985, Nintendo has sold more than 1.4

billion video games worldwide, creating enduring industry icons such

as Mario(TM) and Donkey Kong(R) and launching such franchises as

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

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

Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.

For more information on Nintendo products, visit the company's Web

site, www.nintendo.com or www.nintendogamecube.com.

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