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Nintendo Reveals European Gamecube Launch Details, Drops GBA Price

Nintendo announced the European launch date and pricing of the GameCube, revealing that the console will be available May 3 for about 250 euros ($216).
While Nintendo's launch in Europe lags Microsoft's Xbox March 16th launch in Europe by approximately seven weeks, the Gamecube will be nearly half the cost of the Xbox, compared to in the U.S. where it is just 33% less expensive. Nintendo said there will be 20 launch titles available in Europe, and expects to sell half a million consoles on launch day. In a related announcement, Nintendo said it will slice the world-wide price of the Game Boy Advance on February 1 by 20-30 percent to help boost sales. The price in the U.S. will fall from $99.95 to $79.95, in Europe it will drop to 99 euros, and in Japan it will sell for 8,800 yen.

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