The Panasonic Q was launched in December 2001 solely in Japan with a ¥41,000 JPY price ticket (somewhat over $300 in USD). At a look, you in all probability would not even assume this factor was a GameCube — it appears extra like an avant-garde house stereo system. However certainly, it was absolutely able to enjoying GameCube video games and utilizing GameCube peripherals just like the controllers, reminiscence playing cards, and even a modified model of the Sport Boy Participant. Extra importantly, although, the Q was an leisure powerhouse, with the flexibility to play DVDs, audio CDs, and MP3 CDs. It featured a Dolby Digital 5.1 sound output, plus a subwoofer jack, making it simply as practical as a stereo or house theater because it was a sport console.
The unique model of the Q was region-locked to Japan, so it might solely play Japanese GameCube video games, in addition to Japanese motion pictures and audio. Nevertheless, at an indeterminate level within the console’s lifespan, a modified model that might play Western media started to flow into for a barely inflated price ticket. Sadly, the Q solely had a lifespan of two years because of underwhelming gross sales and a common lack of curiosity. Lower than 100,000 Q models are believed to have been bought worldwide.
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