Yahoo has word that Nintendo posted a 95 million dollar earnings for Q1 of this year thanks to the strong sales of the GBA SP. Rather than ponder the sales of the Gamecube let's take a moment and look at what you can actually play on the system right now since I'm pretty sure there's a strong connection between the two.
So the Gamecube sales aren't spectacular right now but at least there is a flood of new and inventive first party games out right?
- Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
- Wario World
Nope, that's it for the summer so far. Neither of them are bad games by any stetch but nothing to get too excited about. The last game I can remember really wanting for the Gamecube was Zelda: The Wind Waker back in March. Now the only exclusives to look forward to this year are F-Zero, Rogue Squadron III and possibly Mario Kart is it makes it out this Christmas. More sequels and remakes instead of new properties to excite consumers that don't belong to the choir of Mario fans Nintendo has been preaching to since the N64.
What happened to more releases? What happened to exciting new properties? There is a definite problem when you waste a talented developer like Silicon Knights on a Metal Gear Solid remake.