Originally released in Japan in 1983 under the name Famicom (for Family Computer), the NES is the cosmetically-adjusted version sold in the European, North American and Australian markets. The 8-bit console had a major role in revitalising the video game market, after the crash of 1983 that had seen the demise of many of the original market leaders. It went on to become the best-selling console of its era, with peers of the day including the Sega Master System and the Atari 7800, with best-selling games such as Super Mario Bros making their appearance on the system. It was later succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the release of which was staggered between late 1990 in Japan through to mid-1992 in Australia.
Nintendo, 1985

Donated/on loan from: Prof. Steven Furnell, Plymouth University

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