Is the gamecube too recent for a Classic version yet?

Eastonator12

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
630
Trophies
0
Age
22
XP
969
Country
United States
i saw rumors of the n64 classic, how long after that would Nintendo make a GameCube classic? I'd assume the n64 mini would be upwards of 100, GC would probably be upwards of 100 also
 

laudern

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2010
Messages
719
Trophies
1
Location
Queensland, Australia
XP
1,620
Country
Australia
The n64 would take more time emulating each game correctly than the snes. The snes/nes already come with a 8gb memory, so space isn't an issue.

The gamecube on the other hand would take less work emulating but would require a significant HDD upgrade to the unit.

As for whether or not a gcn is too recent a console for the 'classic' editions? Meh, it could be I guess.
 

DeadlyFoez

XFlak Fanboy
Banned
Joined
Apr 12, 2009
Messages
5,920
Trophies
0
Website
DeadlyFoez.zzl.org
XP
2,873
Country
United States
Far too recent of a console. Hell, Nintendo is still selling usb to gamecube adapters and getting them to even work with the switch. Not going to happen for a long time. This whole retro console comeback is just a short lived phase that wont come back around for quite a while.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DinohScene

migles

All my gbatemp friends are now mods, except for me
Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
8,034
Trophies
0
Location
Earth-chan
XP
5,234
Country
China
would require a significant HDD upgrade to the unit.
heh, i agree what you said but the hdd space is kinda "bullshit"
gamecube games are 1.5GB, since the gamecube is a disc console, it has no slowdowns or shit issues if loaded trough a regular hdd
unless you are saying nintendo doesn't want to ditch the lazy approach of using the same board like they did with the nes and the snes
 

Futurdreamz

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2014
Messages
2,224
Trophies
0
Age
30
XP
1,905
Country
Canada
It's technically doable, but I believe it may cost too much unless Nintendo could find a market for it.

Then again they failed to notice the market for the NES Classic so idk.
 

spotanjo3

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2002
Messages
11,062
Trophies
3
XP
5,874
Country
United States
i saw rumors of the n64 classic, how long after that would Nintendo make a GameCube classic? I'd assume the n64 mini would be upwards of 100, GC would probably be upwards of 100 also

The rumors is only a rumor. Why do you ask us about how long after that blah blah ? Why dont you ask Nintendo about that ? :) They are only ones with the acknowledge and accurate :)
 

Futurdreamz

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2014
Messages
2,224
Trophies
0
Age
30
XP
1,905
Country
Canada
Well, what hardware is needed to emulate a Gamecube? Can a $200 smartphone do it? If so, It might be doable at a price people would buy at.
 

Veho

The man who cried "Ni".
Former Staff
Joined
Apr 4, 2006
Messages
10,621
Trophies
2
Age
41
Location
Zagreb
XP
22,330
Country
Croatia
i saw rumors of the n64 classic, how long after that would Nintendo make a GameCube classic?
The NES and SNES classic are riding the wave of 80s and 8- (and 16-) bit nostalgia that's cropped up, coupled with the fact you can emulate them on pocket calculators and the games take up next to no space so the "Classic" consoles are cheap and easy to make and are easy money. The GameCube will have to wait until hardware becomes cheaper, and 00s get back in vogue, so I'd say another 15 years, if ever?
 
Joined
Oct 17, 2015
Messages
1,726
Trophies
1
Location
Seattle, WA
Website
harshamohite.com
XP
3,120
Country
United States
I could see an N64 classic, but not GameCube. Considering they were still using GameCube-level hardware in the Wii, and that Wii U even had the hardware capability to run GameCube games through its Wii mode (albeit no mini-disc drive to make this possible w/o hacks), all that would make GameCube far too recent to turn into a Classic device. Part of the sales pitch of the Classic consoles is nostalgia. I don't think there's enough of that built up for the GameCube, either.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ryccardo

Tom Bombadildo

Dick, With Balls
Editorial Team
Joined
Jul 11, 2009
Messages
14,460
Trophies
2
Age
28
Location
I forgot
Website
POCKET.LIKEITS
XP
18,350
Country
United States
We're not even sure the Switch is capable of emulating GC, so wait 15 years until some cheap ass CPU can do that.
It's not. Nowhere near powerful enough, CPU wise, especially so undocked. The Shield TV isn't powerful enough for consistent, playable GC emulation, and since the Switch's SoC is an underclocked, lower spec version of the Shield TVs it's simply not going to work well enough for "Nintendo quality" VC. GC VC, if released at all, will require ports (which is more likely seeing how they're having Nvidia develop Wii ports for the Shield TV), or lots of inaccurate hacks, something Nintendo likely wouldn't do.

As to a "GC Classic", as mentioned it's not old enough, and cheap hardware isn't at the point where it could easily emulate the Gamecube yet.
 
  • Like
Reactions: StarTrekVoyager
Joined
Aug 21, 2016
Messages
3,034
Trophies
2
Age
23
XP
4,270
Country
United States
It's not. Nowhere near powerful enough, CPU wise, especially so undocked. The Shield TV isn't powerful enough for consistent, playable GC emulation, and since the Switch's SoC is an underclocked, lower spec version of the Shield TVs it's simply not going to work well enough for "Nintendo quality" VC. GC VC, if released at all, will require ports (which is more likely seeing how they're having Nvidia develop Wii ports for the Shield TV), or lots of inaccurate hacks, something Nintendo likely wouldn't do.

As to a "GC Classic", as mentioned it's not old enough, and cheap hardware isn't at the point where it could easily emulate the Gamecube yet.
meh, who knows, maybe if nintendo managed to pull of a way more efficient emulator then dolphin(which I'm sure they could do) it could just barely be possible to do gc but I can understand the doubt
 

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
    AncientBoi @ AncientBoi: [thumbs up] +1