The PS2, GameCube, And Game Boy Advance Are All Officially Retro Now, It Seems

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Maybe you already thought they were! To be honest, I’m not sure if I did, but that doesn’t really matter. Retro game master Shinya Arino thinks so!

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The official Twitter account for the wonderful OG let’s-play show Game Center CX tweeted out today that since the aforementioned consoles have passed the twenty-year mark, Arino will be playing them (and their games) this season.

If you are not familiar with Game Center CX, you can read (here and here) a profile I did on Arino in 2007 for Wired Magazine. (Full disclosure: Back in 2011, Kotaku broadcasted an English language version of Game Center CX which was localized as Retro Game Master.)

Twenty years, huh? Can you believe it? No, and yes, I’d say. My mind will really be blown when Wii Sports starts appearing on the show.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

exolstice
exolstice

I got news for you, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 are also considered retro now by most collectors. If you want some of those games while they’re still affordable, now is the time. SNES and Genesis were considered retro in the early 2000's, and they had stopped making those systems less than 10 years by that point.