The Cube is always made fun of. Buts there is a reason.

The Cube and the handle are always made fun of. But how else are you
supposed to carry the cube? its not thin enough to be carried in one hand
unless you use the handle. The Cube is also a very smart shape to use, as it
pack a lot more hardware than a thinner console, such as the Wii.The
GameCube use mini dics that were used to prevent pirating, which, of course, didn't work.

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