The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendo's 4th generation home game console. Released in 2001, it represented Nintendo's entry in competition against "sixth-generation" consoles such as Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX. Although the GameCube possessed superior graphics to its main rival, the PlayStation 2, it lacked the ability to play DVDs. It also tended to skew to a younger audience, with games like Pokemon. Despite being the third most popular console, Nintendo managed to stay in the home video game console business. In 2006, Nintendo released the Wii, which replaced the GameCube.