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  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Sep. 9, 1999
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Availability

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 10/2000
  • Price at launch: $299.99
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Sep. 15, 2001
  • Price at launch: $199.99

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  • Alias: GCN
  • Width: 7.68 inches
  • Depth: 7.48 inches
  • Height: 3.07 inches
  • Weight: 4.19 pounds
  • Color: White
  • Exterior surface: Matte

Hardware

  • Width: 11.9 inches
  • Depth: 7 inches
  • Height: 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Exterior surface: Matte
  • Width: 6 inches
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Height: 4.3 inches
  • Color: Purple
  • Exterior surface: Matte
  • CPU brand: Hitachi
  • CPU model: SH-4
  • CPU speed: 200 MHz
  • GPU brand: NEC
  • GPU model: PowerVR 2DC
  • GPU ram: 8 MB
  • RAM: 16 MB

Performance

  • CPU model: Emotion Engine
  • CPU speed: 300 MHz
  • GPU model: Graphics Synthesizer
  • GPU ram: 4 MB
  • RAM: 32 MB
  • CPU brand: IBM
  • CPU model: Gekko PowerPC
  • CPU speed: 486 MHz
  • RAM: 24 MB
  • Supported resolutions: 480p, 480i
  • Audio / Video playback: CD

Audio / Video

  • Audio / Video output: Proprietary
  • Physical controller port(s): 4
  • Controller connection: Wired
  • Expansion slot: Yes

Ports

  • Audio / Video output: Digital optical
  • Physical controller port(s): 2
  • Controller connection: Wired
  • Memory card port(s): 2
  • Expansion slot: Yes
  • Physical controller port(s): 4
  • Controller connection: Wireless
  • Memory card port(s): 2
  • External memory: Memory card

Storage

  • External memory: Memory card
  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes

Software

  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Power supply: Integrated

Power

  • Power supply: Integrated
  • Power supply: External
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