Jump to content

Nintendo

Forums

  1. Color TV Game series

    The Color TV Game series includes five different pieces of hardware, each one with a unique game. Color TV Game systems did not have interchangeable cartridges, so each console could only play a single title. (1977-1980)

    • No posts here yet
  2. Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom

    The Nintendo Entertainment System, an 8-bit system, was one of Nintendo's greatest successes. It sold around 61 Million units. Unlike the Color TV Games, the NES could play different titles, on interchangeable cartridges, that could be purchased in stores. A Redesign was made in 1993 called AV Famicom in Japan and New-Style NES in other regions such as America (1985)

    • No posts here yet
  3. Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom

    The Super Nintendo Entertainment System featured enhanced graphics, a brand new controller, and more. It was the first 16-bit console by Nintendo. Though it sold fairy well, (around 49 million units) the Sega Genesis was a major competitor to the SNES with both Nintendo and Sega giving an extensive ad campaign calling out both sides. Like the NES, it had a redesign, this time being the Super Famicom Jr. in Japan and New-Style SNES in other regions. (1991)

    • No posts here yet
  4. Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 featured greatly improved 3D graphics and a new controller that introduced the modern joystick. It was also the first home console to have four controller ports built into the system. It sold around 32 million units. With its lack of a disc format, the lack of strong third-party support, and it being released after its competitors' consoles, it could not sell as well. (1996)

    • No posts here yet
  5. Nintendo GameCube

    The GameCube featured enhanced graphics and a new controller. As the games came on mini-disc it was the first Nintendo home console to solely use a disc format for games. It was also the first (and only) Nintendo system to require additional memory cards in order to save progress. Though not Nintendo's worst selling home console, it sold around 22 million units, being no match for the PlayStation 2, which was very popular, even to this day, being the best selling console. (2001)

    • No posts here yet
  6. Panasonic Q

    The Panasonic Q is a hybrid version of the Nintendo GameCube with the ability to play DVDs, Audio CDs, MP3s and CDs as well as several other new features. It was only released in Japan. Being such a low-demand system, it had sold only around 100 thousand units, though it is not certain if that is the exact number. (2001)

    • No posts here yet
  7. Wii

    The Wii (also called the (RVL-001) featured motion controls, a new online system, various multimedia 'channels' and slightly improved graphics. The graphical change wasn't nearly as dramatic as previous console transitions. It fully supports GameCube games and controllers, making it the first Nintendo home console to be backwards compatible. Its main selling point was its motion controls. This made the casual audience lean towards buying it. It sold 101 million units making its Nintendo's best-selling home console. (2006)

    • No posts here yet
  8. Wii Family Edition

    The Wii Family Edition (also called the (RVL-101) is a revision of the Wii that could only sit horizontally and removed GameCube support. It came bundled with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and the original Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack. (2011)

    • No posts here yet
  9. Wii Mini

    The Wii Mini (also called the (RVL-201) is a smaller version of the Wii console that, like the Game Boy Micro, was released after its successor, the Wii U. Like the Wii Family Edition, it removes GameCube backwards capability. In addition, it also lacks many of the other Wii's features, such as internet connectivity, an SD Slot, Wii LAN Adapter, and only one USB port. It was first released in Canada in 2012, then North America and Europe in 2013, a year after the Wii U's release, and was bundled with Mario Kart Wii. The sales of the console have never been confirmed (2012)

    • No posts here yet
  10. NES Classic Edition

    The NES Classic Edition is a mini console that emulates the experience of the Nintendo Entertainment System. It includes 30 classic NES games and is compatible with the Wii Classic Controller and NES Classic Edition controller. Though not a huge success, it was not planned to be. With that in mind, it sold around 2 million units, making it a success. (2016)

    • No posts here yet
  11. Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Switch is a new hybrid of home and portable gaming systems. It features a portable console with a screen that can be docked to display on larger displays. It features modular controllers that can attach to the device itself, a grip or in each of the user's hands. With the Wii U's fail, Nintendo made sure that the Switch did not make the same mistakes. It has sold 89.04 million units as of June 30, 2021 and still going at a rapid rate, making it the second-best selling Nintendo home console, which will most likely keep going strong. An improved version with better battery life came in August 2019 and the Switch Lite a month later. On July 6, 2021 the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) was announced with an OLED screen instead of the LCD screen, on the base model and the Lite. The OLED revision also improved some problems on the base model, and released on October 8, 2021. (2017 - 2021)

    • No posts here yet
  12. Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

    A follow-up to the NES Classic Edition, also known as the SNES Mini, this system emulates the SNES console. It features 20 built in games plus Star Fox 2, which was previously unreleased and can be unlocked after playing the first mission of the original game. The Units sold is around 5 million. Making it an even bigger success than the NES Classic (2017)

    • No posts here yet
×
×
  • Create New...