The Nintendo GameCube was not Nintendo’s most successful console, but it remains beloved by many, and it just celebrated its 20th anniversary. VGC ran a wide-ranging retrospective on the console, and the full thing is worth a read, but there are some notable standout sections. One of these involves the different colors that Nintendo considered before settling on purple.
As it turns out, one of the colors presented to Nintendo higher-ups was “poopy” brown. Former marketing boss Perrin Kaplan told the site about a meeting in early 2001 when this was being discussed.
“We were called in to rate which colors we liked,” Kaplan said. “There must have been 30 GameCube box samples in there and the colours ranged from ‘poopy’ brown to crazy and striking prime colors. I remember some were these dark yellow, almost skin-tone-like colors and we were like, ‘You cannot launch that! It’s so unattractive!'”
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Author: Eddie Makuch