Nintendo Entertainment System
|Released||JPJuly 15, 1983|
NAOctober 18, 1985
CAFebruary 3, 1986
EUSeptember 1, 1986
|Predecessor||Color TV Game|
|Successor||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
The Nintendo Entertainment System, often shortened as NES, known as the Famicom (short for Family Computer) in Japan, was released in 1985 to rave reviews. Although no Animal Crossing series games were released for the NES, some NES games found their way onto the GameCube Animal Crossing seventeen years later. Most are accessible through regular gameplay and Game Boy Advance connectivity, such as Animal Island or Animal Crossing E-Cards, while a few (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda) currently require Action Replay to obtain.
The Nintendo Entertainment System varies quite a bit with its Famicom counterpart. For instance, the Nintendo Entertainment System had detachable controllers, while the Famicom's controllers were unable to be removed, the Famicom was smaller and much less bulky than the NES, and the colors are also changed: the Famicom has red and white coloring, while the NES has a grey and black coloring. The Nintendo Entertainment System was sold in a special pack that included Super Mario Bros., which resulted in Super Mario Bros. being the record-holder for most copies sold worldwide, which is over 40 million. During its lifetime, the Nintendo Entertainment System had sold over 61 million units. This console had also saved the gaming industry from the Video Game Crash of 1983.