Nintendo Console (NES) Description:
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was Nintendo’s third generation classic video game console. The 8-bit NES was released in 1983 in Japan, arrived overseas in North America in 1984 and finally reached Europe in 1985. The NES console was Nintendo’s first home video game system, and quickly became the best selling 8-bit console of all time. In Japan, the Nintendo console was known as the FamiCom, short for Family Computer.
The NES console was released in four different bundles: the Deluxe Set (included R.O.B., two controllers, an NES zapper, a Gyromite game cartridge and a Duck Hunt game cartridge), the Control Deck (included Super Mario Bros. game cartridge and two controllers), the Action Set (included two controllers, an NES zapper and a combo Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt game cartridge) and the Power Set (included two controllers, an NES zapper, a Power Pad and a triple Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros. and World Class Track Meet cartridge).
The original NES continued to sell well, even after its successor, the SNES, took over the spotlight.
Nintendo Console (NES) Highlights:
- 8-bit NES console
- Initially available in four different bundles
- Most successful console of the third generation
- Referred to as the Famicom in Japan
- Video game highlights include Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Castlevania