"The response to this contest, like the enthusiasm for the Nintendo GameCube arrival, has been tremendous," said Peter Main, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. "Of course, we never expected someone to become a human Pikmin and dine on mealworms and crickets just to get his hands on a Nintendo GameCube before its November 18 launch!"
The contest finals were held at the San Francisco Nintendo Cube Club, which is part of Nintendo's GameCube marketing campaing and similar events will be held nationwide through the middle of November. The GameCube will arrive at retailers on November 18. --Shahed Ahmed, GameSpot VG