News Archives for: July 2001

GameCube: Purple Details
Posted on July 31, 2001 @ 12:55 AM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo has released details of the Nintendo GameCube launch in North America. But first, Nintendo has confirmed that 500,000 GameCube units (which will be all purple) will be released in Japan this coming September.

For the North American launch on November 5, there will be 800,000 GameCubes, and a total of 1.1 million by the end of the month! The colors for the North American launch have not been announced yet.

And to close things out, when March 2002 rolls along, there will be 4 million GameCubes shipped around the world.


New Screens of Luigi's Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee
Posted on July 28, 2001 @ 6:29 AM EDT by: TWgamer
Today New screens have been released by Famitsu on the two Mario Gamecube games, following up the Super Mario Advance 2 Screens that were posted recently. These screens are not much but give a new scope to the gameplay.


Super Mario Advance 2 Screenshots
Posted on July 27, 2001 @ 8:13 PM EDT by: Hairball
It seems certain that Super Mario Advance 2 will indeed be a port of the Super NES hit game, Super Mario World. Here are the screens that were posted at Famitsu:


Nintendo's Spaceworld Lineup
Posted on July 26, 2001 @ 8:19 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo Co. Ltd. has announced its game lineup that will be shown off at the Spaceworld show in Japan later this summer.

Here are some Mario-related games worth noting:

  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
  • Luigi's Mansion (GameCube)
  • Super Mario Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Did you know?...from Nintendo
Posted on July 26, 2001 @ 8:15 PM EDT by: Hairball
In six weeks the Game Boy® Advance has sold more than one million units in North America, making it the fastest-selling video game system in history. With the Fuchsia Game Boy Advance released on June 25th and the anticipation of Mario Kart®: Super Circuit and Advance Wars™ due this fall, Game Boy Advance will continue to top the charts this holiday season. But did you know...

  • Game Boy Advance continues to sell at the rate of 20 units per minute non-stop since the June 11 launch*
  • In June 2001, Game Boy Advance outsold all other video game systems combined (including PS2)*
  • In the month of June 2001, Game Boy Advance held a sales ratio of 3:2 over all other videogame consoles*
  • Game Boy Advance software lead the charts in June 2001, holding seven of the top 20 spots of all video games sold*
  • Stacked end-to-end, one million Game Boy Advance units would equal the height of:
    • 1,554 Statue of Liberty Monuments
    • 326 Empire State Buildings
    • 16 Mount Everests
  • Stretched end-to-end, one million Game Boy Advance units could:
    • Build a bridge from the tip of Florida to Cuba
    • Round a baseball diamond 1,317 times
    • Complete 36 laps around the Indianapolis 500 Speedway
  • One million Game Boy Advance units can blanket 2.65 football fields
*Based on June NPD Group TRST reports

Source: Nintendo Press Release

GameCube Preview - Canadian Exclusive
Posted on July 26, 2001 @ 2:12 PM EDT by: Hairball
A Canadian site called Futurelooks has posted a huge in-depth preview of the GameCube, and several games for the new Nintendo console. Included are pictures of the system, controller, and lots of screenshots.

So don't waste your time, and hurry up and head over there to drool over the Cube.


Mario Kart Advance (import) Impressions
Posted on July 24, 2001 @ 1:49 AM EDT by: Hairball
Nope, we don't have impressions of Mario Kart Advance for the GBA at SM128C, but over at IGN Pocket, they posted an article just full of it, impressions of Mario Kart Advance, which was released in Japan just recently.


Mario Kart Advance Released in Japan
Posted on July 22, 2001 @ 12:04 PM EDT by: Hairball
Mario Kart Advance (known as Mario Kart: Super Circuit overseas) was released to stores across Japan, and its surrounding countries yesterday, July 21.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit will be released in North America on August 27, 2001, and in Europe soon after.

NOA's Peter Main Retiring in 2002
Posted on July 19, 2001 @ 5:48 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo of America's executive vice-president, Peter Main, will be retiring in January 2002. Effective February 1, 2002, Peter MacDougall, the current president of Nintendo of Canada will be taking over Main's place.

MacDougall joined Nintendo of Canada in 1989 and has overseen its explosive growth. In his new position, MacDougall will bring extensive knowledge of global marketing stemming from international postings at Nintendo, Gillette and Seagrams.

Main will retire in January 2002 after 15 years at Nintendo. He joined Nintendo as vice president of marketing in April 1987, and among his many honors was named Marketer of the Year by Adweek Magazine and Corporate Marketer of the Year by the Delaney Report.

Loads of Mario Kart: Super Circuit Stuff at PGC
Posted on July 12, 2001 @ 10:37 PM EDT by: Hairball
PlanetGameCube has posted a gulping of Mario Kart: Super Circuit info on their website. There is a preview, with game details, all you need to know about the new game, and also they have pictures of the "demo game" basically running on a GBA, on giant ROM carts...