There are innumerable gaming consoles available. While it all depends on what you're looking for, the Nintendo Gamecube is definitely an option to be considered, especially because of it's price. While the Nintendo Gamecube is quite outdated, it still offers unique games that many newer systems can't compete with.
Console: The Nintendo Gamecube is fairly compact and in the shape of a cube. A small handle makes it easy to move from one place to the next. With one button to open and close the disk drive, and one power button, its extremely easy to use. The Nintendo Gamecube can hold up to four controllers at a time. The Nintendo Gamecube controller is curved, making it easy to grip while playing. The left and right bumpers are easy to use, however few games actually use these bumpers.
Sound/Graphics: Because the Nintendo Gamecube was released in 2001, the graphics are obviously not the best on the market. Although nearly all the Gamecube's games are 3D (allowing the player to control the camera view, unlike older Nintendo games), this feature was available long before the release of the Nintendo Gamecube, on consoles such as the Nintendo 64. The sound is nothing to complain about, but don't expect anything special to listen to on your surround sound speakers.
Games: The Gamecube has many games available for play. However, just like most products created by Nintendo, they are targeted at a younger audience. Many titles such as "Super Monkey Ball" "Pokemon Colosseum" and "The Legend of Zelda" are available on the Gamecube. While other Nintendo game systems are able to play these games, some of the more specific titles are limited to the Nintendo Gamecube.
The Nintendo Gamecube may not have too many bells and whistles like some of the more recent game consoles, but the Nintendo Gamecube is certainly an investment worth making, especially if you have younger children. Nintendo Gamecube games are perfect for a younger audience, especially for those who don't care too much about the quality of the graphics. Keep in mind that some gaming stores have stopped carrying Nintendo Gamecube products, however they are all available online for a very cheap price.