Famicom

Game console
Date of appearance: July 15, 1983
Trademark: Nintendo
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Introductory price: ¥14,800 (Japan) $299 (US Deluxe Set)
Units sold: Worldwide: 61.91 million, Japan: 19.35 million, Americas: 34.00 million, Other: 8.56 million
Media: Media ROM cartridge ("Game Pak")
CPU: Ricoh 2A03 8-bit processor (MOS Technology 6502 core)
Photo: Evan Amos
Tags: nintendo, famicom


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.

Famicom
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The second player controller for the Nintendo Famicom, a video game console released by Nintendo in Japan in 1983. The second player controller omits the start and select buttons, and instead has a built-in microphone.
The motherboard for the Nintendo Famicom video game console, model HVC-002.
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The Family Basic keyboard add-on and programming cartridge for the Nintendo Famicom. Only released in Japan, this kit allowed users to turn their Nintendo Famicoms into a Basic programming machine.
The 3D imaging glasses for the Nintendo Famicom video game system. The device only worked for specially-produced games and functioned via an active shutter system, which gave each eye a separate image to produce stereoscopic 3D.