When the Gamecube was released in north america (2001) the SNES was 10 years old. The NES (north american release) was 16 years prior.
The Gamecube and PS2 are older now than the NES was when the gamecube and PS2 were released.
I imagine this means that the gamecube and the PS2 and the xbox (and possibly even the wii and the ps3 and the xbox 360?) occupy the retro game space for modern kids that my NES and SNES did for my brother and (to a lesser extent) myself?