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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
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Balloon Fight Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
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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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