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Super Nintendo Entertainment System

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was the follow-up system to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The Japanese release of the console saw it named the Super Famicom (SFC) after its predecessor – the Famicom. The system was only developed due to the rising influence in the market from the release of the Sega Mega Drive. The system was upgraded from the NES as it had improved 16-bit graphics, to match Sega’s competition. The SNES introduced far-superior graphics and sound capabilities to rival others on the market and was Nintendo’s second home console and, although it was not as successful as the first, became the best-selling console of its era.

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SNES

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NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System (or the NES) was originally released in Japan under the name of ‘Family Computer’ (Famicom) in 1984. Originally intended to be an advanced 16-bit console that doubled as a home computer, the console was released as an 8-bit console which was a cheaper and simpler option that proved to be more popular with consumers. The system became the best-selling console of its time, rebooting the video game market after the 1983 crash. IGN named the console the ‘Single Greatest Video Game Console of All Time’ in 2009, and the humble NES came second in PC Magazine’s “Top 10 Video Game Consoles of All Time’, only losing out to the Sega Dreamcast. The console sold 61.91 million units worldwide in its amazingly successful life cycle.

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NES console

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Mini NES

Mini NES

The tribute to the highly esteemed Nintendo Entertainment System was released yesterday in the form of the Mini NES. But will it really feel like the retro classic that everybody had wished for?

Mini NES console

The Mini NES can fit in your hand! | Source: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/games/oms/nes-classic-mini/images/nes-classic-edition-in-hand.png

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