The Panasonic Q was endorsed by Nintendo to play Gamecube games, Panasonic made this hybrid DVD player/Gamecube. They named it 'Q' and released it in Japan only. They released the system on December 14, 2001. The Q plays Japanese games only and plays only region 2 DVDs. However, people have found a way around this and installed mod chips and switches to play all regions of DVDs and other country coded games. Buying the Q from stateside distributers could run you anywhere from $329.99 USD unmodded to $489.99 fully modded.