Remember when Walmart was basically giving away GameCubes? Reddit does
The Gamecube was cheaper than any console you’ll find today.
Reddit fondly remembers the days of the Nintendo Gamecube for a reason — its ultra-low price at Walmart. An image circulated of Walmart Gamecube priced at $49, a price that sounds like pipe dream unless you were there to experience it.
People shared all sorts of fun memories, like waking up to a Gamecube on Christmas morning and some of the greatest and rarest games on the console. There were also a lot of people debating how cheap video games and consoles used to be.
While the first post joked that it was 2002, many people pointed out that the Gamecube’s actual release cost was $200. However, it has seen many price declines throughout its lifetime. The price of $49 was assumed when the Nintendo Wii was released in 2006.
The picture itself couldn’t have been taken later than 2006 as the Walmart display was red and featured the old, iconic smiley face. This logo was withdrawn in 2006 after a trademark dispute, according to CNN.
Considering the Gamecube was released in 2001, it’s incredible to imagine that the price has dropped 75% in five years. The Nintendo Switch has been on the market for six years and has yet to experience a price drop despite the release of the OLED model.
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