The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is a home video game console developed and produced by Nintendo. It was first released in Japan in 1983, and later in North America in 1985, and Europe and Australia in 1986. The NES was the first successful home console in North America after the video game crash of 1983 and it helped revitalize the North American video game industry.
The NES had a library of over 700 games, which included a mix of first-party titles such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, as well as third-party titles like Mega Man and Castlevania. The console also featured a wide variety of controllers and accessories, including the iconic NES Zapper light gun and the NES Advantage arcade-style controller.
The NES was a commercial success, it sold over 61 million units worldwide, making it the best-selling home console of the 20th century.