The Nintendo 64, often known as N64, is Nintendo’s third home video game console for the international market. Named for its 64-bit CPU, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, March 1997 in Europe and Australia, September 1997 in France and December 1997 in Brazil. It is Nintendo’s last home console to use ROM cartridges to store games.
The N64 was released with two launch games, Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64. The N64’s suggested retail price was $199 at its launch and it was later marketed with the slogan “Get N, or get Out!”. The N64 sold 32.93 million units worldwide. The console was released in at least eight variants with different colors and sizes. An assortment of limited edition controllers were sold or used as contest prizes during the N64’s lifespan.
In 2009, the N64 was named the 9th greatest video game console by IGN, out of a field of 25.5 Comments