The Nintendo GameCube (abbreviated NGC or GCN) is Nintendo's fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. The system itself is the most compact and least expensive of the sixth generation era consoles. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and the predecessor to the Wii. It was released on September 14, 2001 in Japan; November 18, 2001 in North America; May 3, 2002 in Europe; and May 17, 2002 in Australia.
There were no GTA games for the GameCube; GameCube ports for Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City were planned, but were cancelled for unknown reasons. It is possible this was because of the games' violence, or maybe due to disc space, though this is moot as similarly-violent games have been released for the platform as well as on subsequent Nintendo consoles, and disc space is less of an issue - the PC version of GTA III takes up less than a gigabyte of space. Another possible reason was that the GameCube was doing poorly compared to its competitors, and that a previous Rockstar-published title Smuggler's Run 2 sold poorly on the GameCube.