Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

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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.
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Platform name Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Abbreviation NES
Alternative name NES
Product family Nintendo
Generation 3
Type Console
First released on Friday 15th of July 1983
Game count 1487 (959 exclusives)
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  Name Release dates Specifications Graphics Storage media Other info
Initial version
Initial version
Japan: Friday 15th of July 1983
Worldwide: Sunday 18th of August 1985
North America: Friday 18th of October 1985
Europe: Tuesday 31st of March 1987
Australia: Tuesday 31st of March 1987
Ricoh 2A03 at 1.79 MHz
2 KiB
Custom Ricoh Picture Processing Unit (PPU)
RF, composite
Nintendo Entertainment System Game Pak
Online: Famicom Modem (Japan only)
Classic Edition
Classic Edition
Australia: Thursday 10th of November 2016
Europe: Friday 11th of November 2016
North America: Friday 11th of November 2016

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