Nintendo Systems


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A school project for for Foundations of Tech. This is a brief history of Nintendo Systems.

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Nintendo Systems

  1. 1. Nintendo Game Systems A Brief History
  2. 2. The 1980s
  3. 3. 1983 <ul><li>The Famicon is released in Japan as Nintendo’s first home gaming system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System is described as “Almost single-handedly revitalizing the video game industry” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 1983-1984 <ul><li>Video Game Crash! Very few popular systems or games were released </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1985 <ul><li>Famicon is released in America under the title Nintendo Entertainment System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60 million copies were sold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popularity increased and peaked in 1987 </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1989 <ul><li>The Nintendo Gameboy was released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First handheld system to be successfully marketed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>220g </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used 8-bit processing technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sold with Tetris to gain attraction </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The 1990s
  8. 8. 1991 <ul><li>Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved processing system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used 16-bit technology </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 1996 <ul><li>Game Boy Pocket is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% smaller + flatter than original Game Boy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>125g </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LCD screen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Nintendo 64 is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First system with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>four player game options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>64 bit processing technology </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 1998 <ul><li>Game Boy Color is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First handheld system to use color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total of 32,000 colors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>52 could be shown simultaneously </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used Next-Generation Liquid screen </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The 21 st Century
  12. 12. 2001 <ul><li>The Nintendo Game Cube is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed of 162 MHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a Memory Bandwidth of 2.6 GB per second </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 2004 <ul><li>Nintendo DS is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The processing power of a N64 in a handheld device (64 bits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 screens, 1 touch screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 2006 <ul><li>Nintendo DS Lite is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More light weight than original DS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen backlight is brighter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nintendo Wii is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Nintendo system with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless controllers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motion sensors </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 2010 <ul><li>Nintendo DSi is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cameras added to DS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nintendo DSi XL is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slightly larger screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netflix service provided though system </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 2011 <ul><li>Nintendo 3DS is released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporated 3D technology without glasses </li></ul></ul>