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
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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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Bucky O'Hare
January 31st, 1992 (28 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
December 31st, 1985 (34 years ago)
FM Towns / PC DOS / Commodore C64/128 / Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Atari ST/STE / Sega Master System / Apple II
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
April 20th, 1990 (30 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Virtual Console (Nintendo)
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
October 1st, 1987 (33 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Nintendo 3DS / Wii / Wii U
Elite
September 20th, 1984 (36 years ago)
PC DOS / Commodore C64/128 / Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / ZX Spectrum / MSX / Atari ST/STE / Acorn Archimedes / BBC Microcomputer System / Acorn Electron / Apple II / Tatung Einstein / Amstrad CPC
Shanghai
December 31st, 1986 (33 years ago)
Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Game Boy / Arcade / MSX2 / Atari ST/STE / Sega Master System / TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine / Sharp X68000 / PC-8801 / PC-98
Fantastic Dizzy
September 21st, 1993 (27 years ago)
PC DOS / Amiga / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Sega Game Gear / Sega Master System / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
StarTropics
December 1st, 1990 (29 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Wii / Wii U
River City Ransom
April 25th, 1989 (31 years ago)
Family Computer Disk System / Sharp X1 / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Game Boy Advance / Nintendo 3DS / Wii / Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Wii U
Monster in My Pocket
February 1st, 1992 (28 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)