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The iQue Player is a Chinese-exclusive plug-and-play video game system, technically based on the Nintendo 64 console, that was released in 2003.
It was created as a joint venture between Nintendo and Dr. Wei Yin, founder of iQue Ltd., as a means to curb piracy in China. The console has a built-in controller that resembles a cross between the N64 and GameCube controllers. A central controller hub was available for purchase to facilitate multiplayer.
Games were purchased at a kiosk or from an online software store called [email protected] (which required a firmware update for the console that could only be found in the kiosks) and downloaded to a 64 MB cartridge that plugs into the controller.
The system only had fourteen games available, one of which was Ocarina of Time. Majora's Mask was also slated for release on the iQue, but was canceled. Exact reasons for the cancellation are unknown.
|Names in Other Regions|
|ChineseSI||神游机 (Shén Yóujī)||Divine Game Machine|