Famicom sentence example
- Originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom, in Japan) in 1985, Super Mario Bros. revolutionized the industry with its incredible platform-style gameplay.
- Final Fantasy is the name for the series of role playing games developed by Square Enix (formerly Square Co., Ltd.). The original Final Fantasy game was released in Japan in 1987 for the Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System).
- In 1985, Nintendo released the NES (the Famicom to Japan) to the United States.
- Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom) in the United States.
- In 1983 the Famicom (short for "Family Computer") system was released in Japan.Advertisement
- The Famicom was eventually renamed the Nintendo Entertainment System and released in the United States in 1986.
- In Japan, the console was known as the Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom for short, emphasizing the family-oriented nature of the company that follows it to this day.
- The Famicom was launched in Japan on July 15, 1983 to limited success.
- Other cosmetic differences include the fact that the Famicom had primarily a red and white theme, whereas the American NES was mostly grey and black.
- Continuing the successful tradition of inexpensive consoles to compete with the other consoles, Nintendo released the SNES (Super Famicom in Japan) in 1991.Advertisement
- Just as the 16-bit Sega Genesis hit the streets well before the Super Nintendo / Super Famicom, the 32-bit Saturn was also first to the party for its generation of home gaming consoles.
- Although the Super Nintendo -- or the Super Famicom, as it was called in Japan -- had the floppy-drive based Game Doctor, the Sony PlayStation was the first home gaming console to have a widespread piracy problem.
- Building on the popularity of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the company with Mario as its mascot jumped into the 16-bit era with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or the Super Famicom as it was called in Japan.
- The design of the smaller, rounder Super Famicom of Japan was used for European versions as well, whereas Americans received a boxier, more rigid looking Super Nintendo.
- Two propriety seven-pin controller ports can be found at the front of the machine, whereas the power, reset, and eject switches are on the top of the SNES and Super Famicom.Advertisement
- The GameBoy, NES (or Famicom in Japan), and the Virtual Boy were created by video game inventor Gumpei Yokoi and with the exception of the Virtual Boy, put Nintendo on the map within a few years time.