Gamecube sells better than XBox
According to preliminary figures, in which Nintendo and Microsoft previously referred to the market observer NPD Group, the Gamecube is said to have been sold three times more often than Microsoft's with 600,000 units in the first 2 weeks after the start of sales on November 18 Xbox.
This message is a bit surprising, especially when you look at the exact figures and think about the marketing effort with which Microsoft announced the Xbox. Above all, Wal-Mart boosted sales and thus contributed to this very positive result for Nintendo. Wal-Mart plans to publish exact figures shortly. One reason for the successful launch of the Gamecube is probably the price that is 100 US dollars lower than that of the Xbox and Playstation 2.