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Nintendo Wii and GameCube hardware side-by-side

Wii and GameCube - Optical drives

The GameCube uses an 8cm game disc similar to a miniDVD. The Wii uses a 12cm proprietary DVD format and 8cm GameCube discs.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...