The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), known as the Famicom in Japan, is an 8-bit console by Nintendo. It was released in July 1983 in Japan, on 18 October 1985 in the US, and on 1 September 1986 throughout Europe. The system was succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990.
NES sales figures
Nearly 30 million consoles were sold in the U.S. by December 1991.
Best Selling Games
Games in bold were bundled with the system.
|1||1985||Super Mario Bros.||40.24|||
|3||1988||Super Mario Bros. 3||17.28|||
|5||1988||Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario USA||7.46|||
|6||1986||The Legend of Zelda||6.51|||
|8||1987||Zelda II: The Adventure of Link||4.38|||
|11||1989||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||4.00|||
|12||1988||Dragon Quest III||3.89|||
|15||1990||Dragon Quest IV||3.18|||
|16||1986||World Class Track Meet||3.08|||
|19||1986||Super Mario Bros. 2 / The Lost Levels||2.65|||
NES Classic Edition
NES Classic Edition, known as the Famicom Mini in Japan, is a video game console that emulates the original NES. It released on November 10, 2016 in Japan and Australia, and November 11, 2016 in North America and Europe. It looks like a miniature replica of the NES, and includes 30 built-in games from the licensed NES library, supporting save states for all of them.
Its sales figures are as follows:
- Worldwide – 3.6 million (June 2018)
- Japan – 677,000 (June 2018)
|Atlantis no Nazo|
|Castlevania II: Simon's Quest|
|Donkey Kong Jr.|
|Double Dragon II: The Revenge|
|Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai|
|Final Fantasy III|
|Ghosts 'n Goblins|
|The Legend of Zelda|
|Mega Man 2|
|NES Open Tournament Golf|
|Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream|
|River City Ransom|
|Super Mario Bros.|
|Super Mario Bros. 2/USA|
|Super Mario Bros. 3|
|Yie Ar Kung-Fu|
|Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|
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