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)
Manufacturer:
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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River City Ransom
April 25th, 1989 (28 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Family Computer Disk System / Sharp X1 / Game Boy Advance
The Jungle Book
December 31st, 1993 (24 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Sega Master System / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Sega Game Gear / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Tetris
December 31st, 1986 (31 years ago)
PC DOS / ZX Spectrum / Amiga / Atari ST/STE / MSX / Sharp X1 / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / BBC Microcomputer System / Commodore C64/128 / Apple II / Mac / Arcade / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / Sega Master System / Game Boy Color / WonderSwan / Commodore VIC-20
Super Mario Bros. 3
October 3rd, 1988 (29 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy Advance
Dynablaster
December 31st, 1991 (26 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
StarTropics
December 1st, 1990 (27 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Contra
February 20th, 1987 (31 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / PlayStation 2 / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Arcade / Family Computer Disk System / PC DOS / Xbox Live Arcade / Commodore C64/128 / MSX2 / ZX Spectrum / Amstrad CPC
Mega Man 2
December 24th, 1988 (29 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / PlayStation / iOS / Family Computer Disk System
The Legend of Zelda
February 21st, 1986 (32 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Nintendo GameCube / Family Computer Disk System / Game Boy Advance
Arkanoid
December 1st, 1986 (31 years ago)
Mac / Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Arcade / PC DOS / Atari ST/STE / Commodore C64/128 / MSX / ZX Spectrum / Atari 8-bit / Apple IIGS / TRS-80 / BBC Microcomputer System / Apple II / Amstrad CPC