When we think popular racing titles from the 00’s decade there are various titles that come to mind such as Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart: Wii, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spect, Grand Turismo 4, Race Driver: Grid and many others. While Mario racing games were Nintendo exclusives Grsn Turismo titles were generally games only to be featured for either the PlayStation 2 or PS3. Installments within the Midnight Club series which originated back in late-2000 were mainly published by RockStar Games; as far as third-party racing games were considered games like Midnight Club II from ’03 was almost as popular as titles such as Need For Speed: Most Wanted from ’05. While Midnight II was critically acclaimed by fans following its initial release in ’03 the and the game only appeared for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. If Midnight ClubII appeared on the Nintendo GameCube back in the early 00’s some believe that could have stood out more than it did on the PS2 or Xbox. However, GameCube was not as popular as most of Nintendo’s other game systems and ended up becoming one of the lowest selling consoles that the company had ever produced.
Since its release back in ’01 GameCube had managed to sell slightly over 21 million copies during its lifespan within retail which ultimately ended in 2007. Third-Party games for the most part were better of one the PS2 and RockStar Games has released some of their best titles during the early to mid-00’s time period such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Max Payne 2, Grand Theft Auto: III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and many others. RockStar Games had a lot of titles that really shined on the PS2 especially considering how popular the console itself was throughout the 00’s decade. Also, as far as storage was concerned in relation to memory cards the PS2 contained up to 128 MB of space while the maximum you could probably get on GameCube was 64 MB. Since Mario & Zelda Games were the main attraction on the Nintendo GameCube throughout the first half of the 00’s PS2 was definitely a better choice for Rockstar Games overall.