Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo Entertainment System

Released in Japan on the 15th July 1983, the Family Computer was Nintendo's first cartridge-based home videogame system. The console's popularity skyrocketed with the release of Super Mario Bros. in 1985.

The system was redesigned and renamed the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the U.S. and Europe, where aggressive marketing and licensing helped to revive a flagging videogame market.