NES Hits North America

Nintendo Entertainment SystemOctober 18, 1985

Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in New York and limited other North American markets. An immediate hit, Nintendo released the game nationwide in February 1986. Along with the NES, Nintendo released eighteen games that day, including: 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Mach Rider, Pinball, Stack-Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew, and Super Mario Bros.

  • Jimmy Boy

    It’s funny how like 50,000 were sold, yet millions claim to have owned it since 1985, amazing how that 50,000 somehow became 2 million!

    • Only 50,000? In what timeframe? I just checked and like over 60 million units have been sold up to now.

      That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of people shared systems between siblings and/or friends! That was the 80’s and we had to do what we had to do!