|Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Console type||Home console|
|Backwards compatibility||Color TV Game|
|Forwards compatibility||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
The Nintendo Entertainment System (known as the NES for short) is a video game console created by Nintendo. It is the western version of the Famicom and has controllers that can be removed (unlike the Famicom). Games are inserted by opening a door and sliding the game in, then pushing a panel down.
It was the system that revived the video game industry after the Video Game Crash of 1983. It rivaled against the Sega Master System until the release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System ushered in the next generation of video game consoles. The NES sold 61.91 million units worldwide during its lifetime and was discontinued in 1995.
The Nintendo Entertainment System was bundled with Super Mario Bros., resulting in it being the console's most successful game. For decades, Super Mario Bros. was the highest-selling video game ever, with 40.23 million copies sold, until Nintendo packaged Wii Sports with the Wii. Eventually, Super Mario Bros. 3 was released in the USA, and it became an instant hit, making five-hundred million dollars in less than twenty-four hours. It soon became the second most purchased game in the gaming world with over 18 million copies sold.
The NES Controller has the and Buttons along with the and buttons and the . The scheme of the NES controller is the base for all of the newer controllers: the pad on the left, buttons in the right, and the start and select buttons in the middle.
Due to the lack of security, many NES games have become pirated, creating games such as 999-in-1, but due to better security, these games have seemingly slowed down.
In America, the NES was sold in three packages:
- Control Deck: Contained the console, two controllers and the needed connections.
- Action Set: This set included the console, two controllers, the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge, the Zapper, and the connections.
- Power Set: The most complete package, it contained the console, two controllers, a Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet cartridge, the Zapper, the Power Pad, and the connections.
- All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Donkey Kong 3
- Donkey Kong Jr. Math
- Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson
- Donkey Kong Classics
- Dr. Mario
- Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race
- Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally
- I Am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater
- Kaette Kita Mario Bros.
- Mario Bros.
- Mario Is Missing!
- Mario's Time Machine
- NES Open Tournament Golf
- Nintendo World Championships 1990
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (JP)
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Wario's Woods
- Wrecking Crew
- Yoshi's Cookie
- Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic
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- An NES controller appears as one of the tokens in the 2006 version of Nintendo Monopoly.
- This console is in the 1st spot of IGN's Top 25 Game Consoles.
- The controller was used as the door for the coding of the game Sugar Rush in the movie Wreck-It Ralph.