Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Made:
1983 in Japan
maker:
Nintendo Company Limited

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) The Western version of the Famicom, hugely popular throughout the UK and US. Made Nintendo a household name.

Nintendo Entertainment system comprising two controller pads, light gun (zapper), six game catridges (Super Mario Bros, Gauntlet 2, Popeye, The Legend of Zelda, Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros 3), 1983.

Nintendo Entertainment system comprising two controller pads, light gun (zapper), six game catridges (Super Mario Bros, Gauntlet 2, Popeye, The Legend of Zelda, Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros 3), made by Nintendo in Japan, 1983.

The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, was released in North America in 1985 and Europe in 1986, after it had been launched in Asia as the Famicom in 1983. Nearly 62 million consoles were sold before it was discontinued in 1995. The bestselling NES game was 'Super Mario Brothers', the lead character 'Mario' would become the official mascot of Nintendo.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2007-5024
type:
games console
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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