This Week, The Famicom Is 33 Years Old

On 15 July 1983, the Family Computer was released in Japan. Video games were never the same. [Image: Evan Amos | Vanamo Online Game Museum]

Shortened to the "Famicom", the system went on to spawn countless classic titles and proved that home consoles were not some passing fad. Thank you for that, Famicom!

The console was also reborn as the Nintendo Entertainment System, which was released in 1985 in North America, 1986 in Europe and 1987 in Australia.

One of my favourite Famicom factoids is that Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters actually supported (repaired) the console until 2007. Incredible!


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