I think that Gamecube is the best because it's much more powerful than the PS2 in every way, and the Gamecube's $130 cheaper than a DVD movie playing X-Box. Some people say that Gamecube's no good because it only has 1.5 gig discs while X-Box and PS2 have 4.7 gig discs. That really doesn't matter too much because you can just make a game using 3 gamecube discs and it will be the same size as 1 PS2 or X-Box disc. Like 98% of PS2 and X-Box games are probably under 1.5 gig anyway. The other advantage that Gamecube has over PS2 is that Gamecube does Progressive SCAN and PS2 only does old fashoined interlaced scan so Gamecube is way better on a Digital or HDTV. The biggest advantage that Nintendo has over everyone is that Nintendo has the best first party software on the planet. In fact Nintendo is the #1 videogame software publisher on the planet. When you look at the list of the top 20 selling videogames of all time, most of them were published by Nintendo. Powerhouses like Zelda, Mario, and Donkey Kong top such lists of most popular games and videogame characters of all time. Gamecube is also the only console with the most highly anticipated game of the new century Metroid Prime. Nintendo is also going to make many more violent and more mature games for older gamers for this new generation. As sucessful as Sony is, Nintendo has ALWAYS been #1 because Nintendo has 3 of the top 5 systems(Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, and Gameboy color), while Sony just has 1 of the top 5 selling systems(PS2). People don't realize it, but Nintendo has never lost its title as the #1 videogame hardware and #1 videogame software manufacturer ON THE PLANET. Sony did win one battle against Nintendo by Playstation 1 being the best selling home console of the generation, but Nintendo still won the war by making more money from Videogames by having the #1 selling(Gameboy Color) and the #3 selling(N64) systems of the last generation as well as being the #1 videogame publisher on the planet, and Nintendo raked in tons of dough from the Pokemon franchise. The only reasons Nintendo wasn't #1 in home consoles last generation were because Nintendo used carts instead of discs, Nintendo's games cost $10 to $20 more than PS1 games, and that Nintendo didn't have enough Mature and Violent games. Nintendo has fixed all those problems with the Gamecube, and when Nintendo's heavy hitters like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, etc and also 3rd party Killer Apps are released for the Gamecube, then you will see Nintendo supplant PS2 as the best selling console in North America.