Things are looking good for an on-schedule GameCube launch according to Cube.IGN.
The firm (Japanese electronics giant NEC ) stated that mass production of the GameCube GPU kicked off in January of this year, with an output capacity of roughly 10,000 pieces per 8-inch wafer on a monthly basis. The fact that NEC is readying the chips at this stage suggests that Nintendo will meet its projected launch dates for GameCube in Japan and in the US without delays.
Finally. A Nintendo console without the three year wait.