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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.[1]

By the end of 2004, Nintendo had sold 61.91 million console units worldwide,[2] including 19.32 million in Japan, 34 million in North America, and 8.56 million in other regions.[3]

Best Selling Games[]

Games in bold were bundled with the system.

# Year Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1 1985 Super Mario Bros. 40.24 [4][5]
2 1984 Duck Hunt 28.31 [4][5]
3 1988 Super Mario Bros. 3 17.28 [4][5]
4 1989 Tetris 8.00 [6]
5 1988 Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario USA 7.46 [4][5]
6 1986 The Legend of Zelda 6.51 [4][5]
7 1986 Dr. Mario 4.85 [4][5]
8 1987 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 4.38 [4][5]
9 1984 Excitebike 4.16 [4][5]
10 1984 Golf 4.01 [4][5]
11 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.00 [7]
12 1988 Dragon Quest III 3.89 [8]
13 1985 Kung Fu 3.50 [4][5]
14 1983 Baseball 3.20 [4][5]
15 1990 Dragon Quest IV 3.18 [8]
16 1986 World Class Track Meet 3.08 [4][5]
17 1987 Punch-Out!! 3.02 [4][5]
18 1986 Metroid 2.73 [4][5]
19 1986 Super Mario Bros. 2 / The Lost Levels 2.65 [4][5]
20 1988 Ice Hockey 2.42 [4][5]

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.

Sales[]

Its sales figures are as follows:

Games[]

Games NA/PAL Japan
Atlantis no Nazo X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Balloon Fight Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Bubble Bobble Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Castlevania Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Donkey Kong Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Donkey Kong Jr. Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Dr. Mario Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Excitebike Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Final Fantasy Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Final Fantasy III X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Galaga Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Ghosts 'n Goblins Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Gradius Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Ice Climber Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Kid Icarus Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Kirby's Adventure Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
The Legend of Zelda Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Mario Bros. Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Mega Man 2 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Metroid Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
NES Open Tournament Golf X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Ninja Gaiden Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Pac-Man Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Check mark.svg X mark.svg
River City Ransom X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Solomon's Key X mark.svg Check mark.svg
StarTropics Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Super Contra Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Super Mario Bros. Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Super Mario Bros. 2/USA Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Super Mario Bros. 3 Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Tecmo Bowl Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Tsuppari Ōzumō X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Yie Ar Kung-Fu X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Check mark.svg Check mark.svg

References[]

  1. http://books.google.com/books?id=puMDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA75&dq=snk+neo+geo+million&ei=VWb5SZXXEpGuzQTRmtTEAw&client=firefox-a#PPA75,M1
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20081219034410/http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e0806.pdf
  3. http://garaph.info/shipmentbar.html
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 https://www.resetera.com/threads/nintendo-software-and-hardware-sales-data-from-1983-to-present.2725/
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 CESA Games White Papers. Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association.
  6. "Tetris: From Russia With Love". Director/Producer: Magnus Temple; Executive Producer: Nick Southgate. BBC Four. BBC. BBC Four. Event occurs at 51:23. "The real winners were Nintendo. To date, Nintendo dealers across the world have sold 8 million Tetris cartridges on the Nintendo Entertainment system."
  7. Kent, Steven L. (June 16, 2010). The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon and Beyond... The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World. New York City, New York: Crown Archetype. p. 571. ISBN 978-0761536437. https://books.google.com/books?id=PTrcTeAqeaEC&pg=PT571.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dragon Quest History. Planet Nintendo. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved on April 22, 2017.
  9. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/170201_2e.pdf
  10. http://time.com/4759594/nes-classic-millions-sales/
  11. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-31-nintendo-switch-sales-near-20m-down-slightly-on-last-year
  12. http://nintendoeverything.com/japans-best-selling-games-of-2016-hardware-totals-nintendo-classic-mini-famicom-sells-567000-units/
  13. https://www.destructoid.com/shonen-jump-s-exclusive-golden-famicom-sold-over-110k-units-in-two-days-513037.phtml


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