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Nintendo denies ending GameCube support

Nintendo has denied reports that the company has stopped production of the GameCube and its software - stating that it still supports the console on a global basis.

Nintendo has denied reports that the company has stopped production of the GameCube and its software - stating that it still supports the console on a global basis.

Speaking exclusively to our sister site Eurogamer.net, a spokesperson for Nintendo UK said: "I can confirm that globally, Nintendo is still continuing production of GameCube hardware and GameCube software."

The format holder is contradicting numerous reports on comments made by American exec Perrin Kaplin, who said the company was no longer producing GameCube units and first-party software titles.

Retail sources have reported that GameCube software has enjoyed a resurgence following the launch of the Wii, which is backwards compatible with GameCube games.

As a result, second hand games for the system such as Capcom's Resident Evil 4 and Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, still command prices around GBP 19.99, equal to titles for the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox.

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