scotland wrote:Complaing about a lack of internet capability seems unfair, or at least any online gaming I did then was on PC.
Oddly enough, I'm one of the few who used the Gamecube primarily as an online gaming platform. I played Phantasy Star Online from 2002 (when it was released) until 2005, not long before the servers were taken down. Out of all my Gamecube games, I played an MMORPG most of all--so much that I neglected classics like The Wind Waker, Super Mario Sunshine, and Viewtiful Joe.
Atariboy, I also recall Eurogamer mentioning something about the PS2's high embedded RAM bandwidth. That doesn't do much to stack up against the GC's raw processing advantage though; It's like arguing that the Xbox One is more powerful than the PS4 because its 32MB of eSRAM reaches a higher peak bandwidth than the PS4's GDDR5 system RAM. The PS4 still has more GPU compute units and a higher clock speed to boot. This results in better real-world performance every time.