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  Nintendo Entertainment System
Descended from a mixure of arcade controls and Nintendo's Game & Watch, The Nintendo Entertainment System controller is the daddy of all modern console controllers.
It's the controller from the system that resurrected home-video games after the big crash of 1983 and was also the system to own during the mid to late 80s.
Nintendo patented that cross design, which is generally why most everyone else's controllers feature slightly different directional pads.
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  eBay - Product Info - eBay — Nintendo Entertainment System - Game console, Video Game System and Nintendo NES items ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was launched in 1984 and sparked an entire industry and a generation of Nintendo lines: SNES, N64, Gamecube, and the forthcoming Nintendo...
In fact, Nintendo was the first system to introduce the directional pad...
Dear old Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short, since the beginning of it's existence was and is still suffering from the infamous blank screen of error.
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  Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo - a Wikia wiki
Nintendo entered into negotiations with Atari to release the Famicom under Atari’s name as the name "Nintendo Enhanced Video System." This deal eventually fell through, and Atari decided to concentrate on its own next-generation 8-bit console, the Atari 7800.
This was exacerbated by Nintendo of Canada being poorly managed and Nintendo of Europe having difficulties dealing with the multiplicity of nations it sold to.
Nintendo continued to support the system in America through the first half of the decade, even releasing a new version of the console, the NES 2, to address many of the design flaws in the original NES hardware.
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  Nintendo Entertainment System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nintendo continued to support the system in America through the first half of the decade, even releasing a new version of the console, the NES 2, to address many of the design flaws in the original NES hardware.
Nintendo of America, Inc. was found in favor of Galoob and their Game Genie device, for instance), most were eventually forced out of business or out of production by legal fees and court costs for extended lawsuits brought by the giant against the transgressors.
Following the introduction of Sega’s Mega Drive/Genesis, Nintendo began to face real competition in the industry, and in the early 1990s was forced to reevaluate its stance towards its developers, many of whom had begun to defect to other systems.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo continued to support the system in America through the first half of the decade, even releasing a new version of the console designed to resemble the SNES.
Nintendo never released the Famicom Disk System outside of Japan, citing concerns about software bootlegging, but many FDS titles were subsequently ported to cartridge format for overseas release.
Following the introduction of Sega's successful Genesis, Nintendo began to face real competition in the industry, and in the early 1990s was forced to reevaluate its stance towards its developers, many of whom had begun to defect to other systems.
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 Nintendo Entertainment System:
Nintendo prøvde å distansere produktet sitt frå det tradisjonelle amerikanske videospelsystemet – det nye namnet skulle understreke det mykje større underhaldningspotensialet.
Nintendo og deira støttespelarar hevdar at ROM-utveksling ikkje er noko anna enn piratkopiering.
Sidan diskettar var billegare enn Nintendo sitt proprietære (merkebeskytta) kassettformat og disksystemet hadde ekstra funksjonar, var det mange utviklarar som produserte titlar for systemet som vart selde billig i kioskar og hjå detaljforhandlarar.
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 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) - 1985-1995 - Classic Gaming
As the 1990s began, Nintendo found itself threatened by next-generation 16-bit consoles like the TurboGrafx-16 and the Genesis, but the NES was still the best selling system on the market.
Nintendo's "Seal of Quality" wasn't a measure of how good the game was, the seal just meant that the company had paid a licensing fee and that the game didn't contain adult content.
Nintendo released many other controllers, including the NES Max which was shaped like a small Genesis controller and used a round sliding disc for control.
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 The Video Game & Emulation Emporium (Nintendo Entertainment System / Main Page)
In fact, the only system that would put a dent in the NES's reign was Sega's 16-bit Genesis, which was released in 1989, and was twice as powerful and fast.
The main purpose of this system was to introduce a cheaper NES to a new generation of gamers, and correct the infamous cartridge contact problem that had all of America blowing on the bottom of their games (you know you did it) just to get them to work.
The Nintendo Entertainment System is often considered the most important console of all time.
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 Nintendo Entertainment System at AllExperts
The Nintendo Seal of Quality (nearly identical to this new seal, except that the original said "Seal of Quality" across the bottom) was placed on every officially licensed NES cartridge released in North America, with a similar design used in Europe.
Nintendo of America, Inc. was found in favor of Galoob and their Game Genie device, for instance), most were eventually forced out of business or out of production by legal fees and court costs for extended lawsuits brought by the giant against the transgressors.
Following the introduction of Sega's Mega Drive/Genesis, Nintendo began to face real competition in the industry, and in the early 1990s was forced to reevaluate its stance towards its developers, many of whom had begun to defect to other systems.
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 Nintendo Entertainment System (thing)@Everything2.com
Nintendo was on top of the world at this point, with Mario and Link said to be as well-known among children as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny.
The NES, the system that brought back the North American console industry, is now, in the minds of the general public, just a memory and a relic next to the shiny new 3D game systems and their less-shiny immediate predecessors.
Modern systems and computers can fully emulate the once-complex NES hardware in software with power to spare, pseudo-photorealistic 3D graphics are the norm, and video game controls use a complicated combination of triggers, buttons, D-pads, and thumbsticks.
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 Super Nintendo Entertainment System at AllExperts
The system was so phenomenally popular that it was said to have attracted the attention of the Yakuza, leading to the decision to ship the devices at night in order to avoid robbery.
Nintendo would never achieve market leadership in the PAL region, and did not manage to do so in the U.S. until 1994, benefiting from Sega's pulling out of the market and its continued production of SNES and its games well after the 32-bit era of gaming had started.
However, Nintendo was unable to recapture the market share of the Nintendo Entertainment System (60 million units).
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 Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES, also known as the Famicom in Japan), the SNES could not quite match its predecessor's widespread popularity in Asia and North America, thanks in part to increased competition from
The system was so popular that it was said to have attracted the attention of the Yakuza, leading to the decision to ship the devices at night in order to avoid robbery.
However this time around Nintendo will have much longer to perfect the emulator and can also make bug fixes for it (which they could not with the hard-coded disc versions), so this may not be so much of a problem after all.
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 ClassicGaming.com - The Museum: Nintendo Entertainment System
As the 1990s began, Nintendo found itself threatened by next-generation 16-bit consoles like the TurboGrafx-16 and the Genesis, but the NES was still the best selling system on the market.
Nintendo's "Seal of Quality" wasn't a measure of how good the game was, the seal just meant that the company had paid a licensing fee and that the game didn't contain adult content.
Nintendo released many other controllers, including the NES Max which was shaped like a small Genesis controller and used a round sliding disc for control.
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 Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System was released in America in 1985, after some limited success in Japan as the Famicom.
In the five short years since the system was released, the NES could be found in more than a third of the household in America and Japan.This monopoly gave Nintendo significant control over the market during the Fourth Generation, which they utilized in various malicious schemes.
The Master System sold a total of 2 million units and at times had a market share of 11%, these were the only reason the system survived as long as it did.
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 Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom Console Information
In the late 1970s, Nintendo, then an experienced maker of electronic games, noticed the success of programmable video game consoles as well as the huge success of the ColecoVision in 1982 with one of their own games, Donkey Kong, being the pack-in with the console.
They asked Atari to market the Nintendo Advanced Video System, an Americanised version of the Famicom, but they were developing their own machine at the time so Nintendo later hired Worlds of Wonder to distribute the NES when it was released the next year.
Nintendo had to promise retailers that they would buy back all unsold systems as they were weary that no-one would buy after the crash and the push towards home computers.
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 A Brief History of Home Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the five short years since the system was released, the NES could be found in more than a third of the household in America and Japan.
Nintendo's only competitor in the 8-bit market was Sega with their Sega Master System.
While the Master System did have many more features than the NES (which is evident in a side-by-side comparison) it lacked the third party support that Nintendo had and was not much competition.
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 EGM Retro: 20 Years of NES from 1UP.com
Nintendo's decision to force third parties to license their games was actually a very prudent one, since unrestrained software was precisely what had killed the Atari 2600.
Nintendo's quarterly Fun Club News was so popular that after a few issues the company changed its free mailer's name to Nintendo Power and started charging kids for the privilege of reading shameless propaganda.
Nintendo's patent on the system's hardware has expired, leaving anyone free to churn out their own version of the machine.
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 Vidgame.net: Nintendo Entertainment System NES Toaser
The system that came out had 2 controllers, a RF switch, an AC adapter, R.O.B., Zapper light gun, the Duck Hunt cartridge and the Gyromite cartridge was also released with 17 optional games.
Nintendo employees would man and sell the systems themselves by setting up the displays themselves.
Nintendo themselves were now manufacturing the system after the instant success and had Worlds of Wonder, famous for the Teddy Ruxpin toy, distributing them.
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 ClassicGaming.com - Nintendo Entertainment System 20th Anniversary
Nintendo had already had a hit in Japan with their Famicom (FAMIly COMputer) game console, selling 2.5 million systems in 1983-1984.
Still strengthened by the sales of the Famicom in Japan and the pacific rim, (then) Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi decided to move ahead and release the system in the States on their own through their Nintendo Of America (NOA) subsidiary.
Deciding to launch the system nation wide in 1986, they began pushing R.O.B. and the NES to the masses aided by the slogan "Now you're playing…with power." And the rest, as they say, is history!
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 NinDB | Super Nintendo Entertainment System   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The system was amazing at the time - capable of generating colours and sound that no other home console could hope to emulate.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released in 1991 in the United States, with slightly remodelled hardware, giving it a more angular look (the European release went for the much more pleasing Japanese design).
The system was capable of more than even Nintendo imagined, and two UK developers were responsible for Nintendo's biggest surprises on the system.
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 Digg - Nintendo Entertainment System 20th Anniversary
The article states that the system was launched in the U.S. on 18 October 1985.
Nintendo invented it years ago, unfortunately batteries weren't powerful enough back then so they opted for the primative wired serial polling system.
A revolutionary system whose mark and influence is felt to this very day.
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 Classic Systems
Click here to download a list of games that were published for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The original Nintendo Entertainment System was released in the US in August, 1985, and was an instant hit.
Nintendo of America Inc. Headquarters are in Redmond, Washington
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 NINTENDO
After a major games slump in the west, The Nintendo Entertainment System defied pundits and sold in millions.
The system that took the world by storm boasts a game library that proves the Nintendo difference can still shine through after over 20 years.
Gaze up at the Nintendo Entertainment System's towering pile of over 500 titles, and you'll spot classics like the original The Legend of Zelda, Rare's superlative racer R.C. Pro-Am, and the divine Super Mario Bros - the Shigeru Miyamoto-developed side-scrolling platformer that arguably started it all.
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