Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy 25th Birthday, Nintendo!

Nintendo is now old enough to rent a car and run for congress!  Haazaa!

I still have my original nintendo entertainment system.  I am 26 years old and my mother purchased it for me when I was five years old.  My original NES is 21 years old and still works great.  On the other hand, my XBOX 360 has got the blinking red ring of death three different times and has had to be sent in to be replaced.  They just don't make things like they use to...

Big Shiny Robot with the story:
October 18, 1985– not exactly a day that will live in infamy but one which forever changed the world. Twenty-five years ago, the Nintendo Entertainment System was first sold in America, almost two years after its introduction in Japan as Famicom.
Initial sales were not good. Nintendo had to guarantee purchases of systems by retailers, who were promised they could return unsold units for a full refund. What a contrast to today’s blockbuster releases of the PS3 and XBox 360, or the NES’s great-great grandchild, the Wii. Like the Wii, Nintendo marketed its system differently– as a system that came with a zapper light gun and a robot– A FRICKIN’ ROBOT!!! –as opposed to just controllers.
NES launched in the US packaged with Duck Hunt and Gyromite and only had 11 other titles:
10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Excitebike, Golf, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Mach Rider, Pinball, Stack-Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew
Here is a time attack video for Super Mario Bros.  Nintendo's highest selling game at with over 40 million copies.  This guy (with the help of a hack) beat the game in under six minutes.



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