Nintendo Systems

Click through for information on Nintendo hardware, regional game lists for each system and more.

List of Nintendo Systems

Wii U

Wii U

2012 Home Console

The sixth generation Nintendo home console comes with a Game Pad with built-in touch screen and boasts HD graphics for the first time.

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS

2011 Portable System

A dual-screen handheld system with the ability to view stereoscopic 3D on the top screen without the need for special glasses.

Wii

Wii

2006 Home Console

A revolutionary home console that uses a remote and sensor to detect the movements you make as you play. Includes an online download service.

Nintendo DS

2004 Portable System

A dual-screen handheld system with a touch screen for new ways to play games. The later model Nintendo DSi includes a camera and an online download service.

Pokémon Mini

Pokémon Mini

2001 Portable System

A tiny portable system compatible with 10 Pokemon themed games. Includes a motion sensor and rumble feedback.

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube

2001 Home Console

A 128-bit home videogame system and the fourth generation of Nintendo consoles. The first Nintendo system to use digital discs over cartridges.

Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance

2001 Portable System

A handheld system with advanced graphics and sound. Later iterations include the Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy Micro.

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

1996 Home Console

A 64-bit home videogame system and the third generation of Nintendo consoles. The first to be designed around 3D graphics technology.

Virtual Boy

Virtual Boy

1995 Portable System

A portable system with a stereoscopic 3D effect allowing characters to move in and out of the background. Short-lived system and now highly collectable.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Super Nintendo

1990 Home Console

A 16-bit home videogame system and the second generation of Nintendo consoles. Advanced 2D graphics and sound and an 8-button controller.

Game Boy

Game Boy

1989 Portable System

The first successful cartridge-based portable system. 8-bit with a 4 colour screen. It was followed by the Game Boy Color with 56 simultaneous colour display.

Nintendo Entertainment System

NES

1983 Home Console

An 8-bit home videogame system and the first generation of Nintendo consoles. The Japanese and American systems have different names and designs.

Game & Watch

Game & Watch

1980-1991 Portable LCD Games

A series of standalone, portable LCD games that fit in your pocket. Each game also has a clock and alarm function.

Color TV Game

Color TV-Game

1977-1980 Home Game Systems

A series of standalone systems that each play a single type of game. Released exclusively in Japan.

Arcade

Arcade

1973-Present Coin-op

From classics such as Donkey Kong and Popeye up to modern games such as Mario Kart Arcade GP, Nintendo entered the videogame market in the arcades.

Classic Toys

Classic Toys

1966-1981

From 1966, Nintendo moved from producing playing cards into a range of toys and games for the Japanese market.