Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) (Platform)

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The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer (Japanese: ファミリーコンピュータ Hepburn: Famirī Konpyūta?) (also known by the portmanteau abbreviation Famicom (ファミコン Famikon?) and abbreviated as FC) on July 15, 1983, and was later released in North America during 1985, in Europe during 1986, and Australia in 1987. In South Korea, it was known as the Hyundai Comboy (현대 컴보이 Hyeondae Keomboi) and was distributed by SK Hynix which then was known as Hyundai Electronics. It was succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.



Release dates:
1985-10-18 (NA)
1985-8-18
1983-7-15 (JP)
1987-Q1 (AU)
1987-Q1 (EU)
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Developers:
Generation:
Third generation
PLATFORM TYPE:
Console
PRODUCT FAMILY:
Nintendo
Introduction price:
0 USD
0 JPY
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
NES
Operating SystemCPURicoh 2A03 at 1.79 MHz
Memory2 KiBStorage
GraphicsCustom Ricoh Picture Processing Unit (PPU)SoundCPU-integrated programmable sound generator (5 mono channels)
Online serviceFamicom Modem (Japan only)OutputRF, composite
Supported ResolutionsConnectivity

Other versions

Classic Edition

A near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console that plugs into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The device includes 30 NES games built in, including Super...

Games released on Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

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Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
December 31st, 1985 (33 years ago)
Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / PC DOS / Atari ST/STE / Commodore C64/128 / FM Towns / Sega Master System / Apple II
Salamander
December 31st, 1986 (32 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Wii / Arcade / Commodore C64/128 / MSX / ZX Spectrum / Nintendo 3DS / TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine / Sharp X68000 / Amstrad CPC / Wii U
River City Ransom
April 25th, 1989 (30 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Wii / Family Computer Disk System / Sharp X1 / Game Boy Advance / Nintendo 3DS / Wii U / Virtual Console (Nintendo)
Super Mario Bros. 3
October 3rd, 1988 (30 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Wii / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance / Nintendo 3DS / Wii U / Virtual Console (Nintendo)
Dynablaster
December 31st, 1991 (27 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
StarTropics
December 1st, 1990 (28 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Wii / Wii U
Tetris
December 31st, 1986 (32 years ago)
Mac / Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / WonderSwan / Arcade / PC DOS / Game Boy Color / Sharp X1 / Atari ST/STE / Commodore C64/128 / MSX / ZX Spectrum / Sega Master System / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / Commodore VIC-20 / BBC Microcomputer System / Apple II
Fantastic Dizzy
December 31st, 1993 (25 years ago)
Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / PC DOS / Sega Game Gear / Sega Master System / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Super C
May 1st, 1990 (29 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk
December 31st, 1991 (27 years ago)
Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / PC DOS / Commodore C64/128 / Amstrad CPC