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The GameCube was a console developed by Nintendo and released in 2001 in Japan and North America, and 2002 in Europe. Nintendo, after seeing the release of the very successful Dreamcast, wanted to jump into the next level of console design. The Dolphin project was started with the intent to finally get a commercially successful disc based console released. The Gamecube was a hit on release, not only to the many games that were released as launch titles, but also for the pure aesthetic design of it. It's most memorable titles include Super Smash Bros. Melee, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and Pikmin. On the technical side, it has a Gecko PowerPC processor at 485 MHz, a proprietary "Flipper" graphics processor at 162 MHz, a Macronix DSP audio chip at 81 MHz allowing for 64 channels of sound, and 43 MB of ram in the system pool.