Both the GameCube and Xbox launch dates for America have been announced - and they are both due out less than a week apart from each other.

The GameCube from Nintendo is due for release on Monday November 5th, and Microsoft are to unleash their Xbox on America only 3 days later on Thursday 8th.

As for us lucky Europeans, we don't have a definitive release date yet - it's sometime in Spring of 2002, so both of the consoles could be about a year away until we see them arriving in the UK.

Further information about both the Xbox and GameCube, is available at www.xbox.com and www.nintendo.com.