If you roll the dice 10 times, there’s another world in which the GameCube looked a lot like the Nintendo Switch.
One diagram showed plans for a portable console that would have attached to a TV through a docking system — just like the Nintendo Switch does now.
- “However, it’s unclear if the project ever made it past this early planning stage,” The Verge reports.
If you remember, the GameCube had a handle at the end of the box, already making it a rather portable device.
The dock had GC controller ports, SD card / GC Memory Card slot, AV out, and then optional TV tuner + MPEG4 Encoder and wireless stuff. pic.twitter.com/FW5848Wdy0— LuigiBlood (@LuigiBlood) September 2, 2020
This is according to leaked internal documents, which show Nintendo thought about releasing a new high-definition console to compete with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 more than a decade ago, EuroGamer reports.
The data is reportedly from the same leak in July that revealed major secrets about Nintendo’s games and plans, including a Zelda 2 remake, an asset from Super Mario World where Luigi flips the bird and a beta model for Luigi to appear in Super Mario 64, per PC Gamer.