Why is it called the GCN?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Is it some Japlish thing(In Japanese, it would be Game Cube no Nintendo, or Game Cube of Nintendo)? Shouldn't it be NGC?
     
  2. AndyVX

    AndyVX Supporting Actor

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    I was always wondering that myself, and I just decided that Nintendo is trying to mess with our heads so I continued to call it NGC.
     
  3. Jeffrey Forner

    Jeffrey Forner Screenwriter

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    I do believe it has something to do with the fact that someone else already has the copyright to the acronym "NGC", so Nintendo is stuck with GCN as the official acronym for its next-gen system.
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    AGB:Japan::GBA:America

    NGC:Japan::GCN:America

    I think thats how it works. Something to do with Japanese (the language) or something.

    Also, NGC might get confused with a competitor handheld product.
     

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