When the Nintendo GameCube originally released, many has issue with the fact it couldn’t play DVD/CD’s. The PlayStation 2 supported both and the Xbox even had a hard-drive; both offered more media features compared to the base GameCube. Nintendo had a plan to counter this though, and that was the Panasonic Q.
Gaming Historian reviews the Panasonic Q system. During the sixth generation of consoles, Nintendo’s GameCube was criticized for it’s lack of DVD playback. But in Japan, Panasonic had a solution: A DVD player that can play GameCube games! But was it worth the hefty price tag?
Learn about the history and functionality of this largely unknown piece of the GameCube’s history by watching the Gaming Historian’s video above! I enjoyed learning more about this console and it’s design is quite slick.