http://news.gaminghorizon.com/media/1056387689.html] It seems the much maligned Nintendo console is losing third party support. Although the Gamecube's strong point was always the development of quality in-house games, it seems that more and more devolpers are pulling out of the console. With Gamecube sales flagging, particularly in the United States (arguably the largest market) and the Xbox making gains on the back of it's sublime "Live" architecture in the United States. Nintendo's strongest market is Japan, which is also the smallest market, with Xbox making little inroads, and Europe appearing to be a tie between the two. Xbox was also recently voted console of the year in a trade show event which could see even less support given to Gamecube. Of course Sony are miles ahead in their console market domination. Installed console owner numbers follow: PS2 18,485,673 Xbox 5,682,847 GCN 4,429,930 Xbox is also slowly pulling ahead, expecting to reach the 10 million mark by christmas with Nintendo expecting by Q2 of 2004. With more and more games being devolped solely for Xbox/ PS2 and British retailers either liquidating Gamecube stock, or not stocking gamecube at all, the future looks bleak for the Gamecube, especially as Microsoft can well afford to lose considerable amounts on both hardware and software, if it means winning the console war in the end.