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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The History of Nintendo Part 2

Anyway, back to the NES or Famicom in Japan. The NES's life span was from 1985 until 1995 in the US and 2003 in Japan. There were 61 million sold worldwide and there were 1,236 games released for the NES with Super Mario Bros. being the best-selling game of it's lifespan... and in video game history.

1988 marked the first year for Nintendo Power.

In 1989, Nintendo had made the Game Boy. The Game Boy was the best-selling console to date. Nintendo had sold almost 120 million systems (this total includes the total number of game Boy and Game Boy Color sales combined), and it had a total number of 1,548 games worldwide, with Pokemon Red, Blue, and Green combined as the best-selling game for the system.

In 1991, Nintendo made there third home system, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES in the US and Super Famicom in Japan. It's lifespan lasted until 1999, Nintendo had sold more then 49 million, and had 785 released for the console.
Nintendo was originally going to make a partnership with Sony to make a console that would have a CD drive. Nintendo was going to call it the Playstation. But after realizing that Sony would get most of the credit and seeing that the Sega CD failed to become a successful console, Nintendo betrayed Sony and made an agreement with Philips to create a video game console. Of course Nintendo betrayed them too and started developing the SNES.
But Philips still wanted to make a video game console, so Philips created the Philips CD-i. And since they still had the agreement of making Nintendo games for the console, Nintendo games were created for it. However, most gamers agreed that those games were some of the worst games in video game history. Eventually, the console failed to be a success.
By this time, Sega was going to try to put Nintendo in there place by releasing the Sega Genesis. It was also followed by a famous catchline "Genesis does what Nintendon't". However that didn't affect Nintendo's success with SNES.
In 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy. This console was the least selling console of Nintendo's history selling less then 800, 000 units. Only 22 titles exist for the system and more then 20 games were cancelled. This was a failure for Nintendo so Nintendo barely mentions it and was discontinued the next year.
1995 had also marked the starting point of Sony gaining more popularity then Nintendo and Sega.
In 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64. This is the third system that uses 3-D graphics (the first system was the SNES mainly because of the FX chip and the second console was the Virtual Boy). It was originally named Ultra 64 in the US and Project Reality in Japan but since the names were owned by Konami, they changed it to Nintendo 64. The lifespan was until 2002, and had sold almost 33 million. There were 387 games released worldwide and the best-selling game was Super Mario 64.
In 1988, Game Boy Color was released. There were about 300 games in it's lifespan and the best-selling game was Pokemon Gold and Sliver.
Then, in 2001, Nintendo created the Game Boy Advance. The Game Boy Advance had SO many games... about 1000 games. It has sold around 80 million systems and the best-selling game was Pokémon Emerald.
To be continued... Part 3:

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