Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Game console
Date of appearance: July 15, 1983
Trademark: Nintendo
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Designer: Masayuki Uemura
Generation: Third generation (8-bit era)
Colors: grey
CPU: Ricoh 2A03 8-bit processor (MOS Technology 6502 core)
Media: ROM cartridge ("Game Pak")
Photo: Evan Amos
Tags: nintendo, nes


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.

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
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The NES Satellite, a four-player adapter that also had wireless functionality and turbo buttons.