Why isn't the GameCube listed as a platform?

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#1 by asgryffynn
2021-05-02 at 06:43
< report >Was it because there are zero visual novels for it? I find that very hard to believe. So is that it? Or was it a bug or something else?

Also, when they do become commonplace, does anyone think Streaming Services will require their own platform?
#2 by tomtheerogeman
2021-05-02 at 22:44
< report >You'd better believe it. Typically console ports of visual novels will almost all release on the same home console per generation. To my knowledge the 5th generation of consoles and the handhelds at the time were the exception (PS1, Sega Saturn, PC-FX), but since then it became all Dreamcast, then all PS2 after the Dreamcast stopped production, then PS3, then PS4, then probably the Switch after Sony started pushing the "global standard" thing in regards to sexual content. There's some exceptions like the Tayutama and Sharin no Kuni ports for the Xbox 360, or a few for the Nintendo DS instead of the PSP/PS VITA but that was just how things worked. Those ports didn't sell well so often they wouldn't consider making them for the less popular or "kid-oriented" consoles.

Someone might answer the 4th question better than me, but I kind of thought streaming services had their own platform, it's listed as "website" on VNDB. Or whatever system it requires if it isn't PC.
#3 by asgryffynn
2021-05-03 at 05:41
< report >I'm not sure streaming services are websites, you need a subscription, to pay a set fee and they don't really run off a browser (many can and probably will, but it's an application too).
#4 by shinytentacool
2021-05-03 at 18:04
< report >Gamefaqs is a good database. Here's the entire list of Gamecube adventure games (of which VN is a sub-genre):

It's a wasteland. People forget, but Gamecube was a commercial failure. It sold less than the Xbox
#5 by jobforabrokeboi
2021-05-04 at 01:34
< report >#4 I was actually shocked to find out recently that the GameCube was a commercial failure. When I was growing up in the 2000s everyone in my classes would have one, even the girls who sucked at video games. Like I never visited one friend or family member back then that didn't have a GCN, 4 controllers, Smash Bros, and Double Dash.

Kind of a bummer to hear it sucked so much, it was a cool console with great games and a top-notch gamepad/controller.


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