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 later redesigned and renamed the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the U.S. and Europe. Aggressive marketing and licensing helped to revive a flagging videogame market.
Information on all first-party Famicom & NES hardware and peripherals, from the Zapper to the Famicom Network System.