Let me just start by saying, I am definitely not trying to start a flame war here. And secondly, I don't really know how Nintendo conducts business first hand. This brings me to the question though, why does Nintendo let less games end up on their system. I've heard people argue that Nintendo may not want alot of other people's software on their system because then Nintendo may not sell as many of their own titles. This may be true because it seems like at least half of the top 10 selling titles for any system are Nintendo's. I've also heard something about Nintendo charging much higher licensing fees than other console manufacturers This brings me to my point. Of the three consoles currently available Gamecube would probably be my last choice at this moment. That is sad because I know Nintendo makes killer games, but I just don't want to pass up on the other games that Nintendo will never see. I think Nintendo has a potential winner in Gamecube. A low price point, a DVD based medium that is much cheaper than a cartridge. We all know that them staying with cartridges last time around killed the N64. But this time they got it right, a really powerful system and a low price, and many of the developers are saying that the Gamecube is the easiest to develop for. In addition to all that, they have Zelda, Metroid, Perfect Dark, and everything associated with Mario. I've heard several people on this forum lament that they've outgrown Nintendo, and I kind of have the same feeling even though I know down the line they will have 3 or 4 ground breaking titles that no one will be able to touch. Why doesn't Nintendo just let more games end up on their system. If I could get the same games that x-box or ps2 will have minus there exclusives such as Gran Turismo or Halo, I would sprint out the door and buy a gamecube this instant, and NEVER look back, plus I think alot of other people would too. I don't think it would cost them anything to allow a more wide range of titles on their system, if anything if would benefit them. The point is that Nintendo will have the best first party stuff hands down. That should be the hard part. Now all they have to do is let the other developers put their stuff on gamecube. Can you imagine GTA3, Ace Combat, Silent Hill 2, Devil May Cry, all of Sega's Titles, on the cube. I have always had a strong loyalty to the big N, and I would love to see them reexamine some of their buisness philosophies. If they did, I think people would storm back to their system in groves. Alot of people say that it is the exclusive stuff that wins the videogame wars, well in Nintendo's case I think it comes down to them getting more generic 3rd party titles that every other system has. Anyways this is just a rant, so if you have any opinions just post em here.