The Nintendo 64 turns 25: Remembering the success of the console and its games | Toys

The Nintendo 64 turns 25: Remembering the success of the console and its games |  Toys

a Nintendo 64 Completes, Wednesday (23), 25 years since its official launch in Japan. nintendo, which was launched in the West on September 26, 1996, the console soon arrived in Brazil and was responsible for bringing iconic titles to fans of electronic games such as Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Timeand GoldenEye 007 and Super Smash Bros. and Star Fox 64, Perfect Dark, and others. During its production period, the Nintendo 64 sold more than 32 million units and 388 games were released to its library. Then remember the success of the console.

Nintendo 64 celebrates its 25th birthday this Wednesday (23) – Photo: Disclosure / Nintendo

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Development work on the console began in 1993, when the machine was still known as “Project Reality”. Shigesato Itoi, designer of the Mother series, called it “Nintendo 64.” The Nintendo 64 also drew attention to the continued use of cartridges, while other consoles of the generation had already moved to the CD.

One of the most important features of the console was the four console inputs. This removed the need to purchase additional accessories to be able to play titles such as GoldenEye 007 and Super Smash Bros. Personally with three or four players. In addition, the design of its controller also caught attention, with three brackets to install it, the analog stick, the common sticks, and seven more buttons on the front and an additional button on the back.

Nintendo 64 production was discontinued in 2002 and Super Mario 64 was its biggest success, with over 11 million units sold. To this day, his games are played by a large group of fans, either on the original console or by re-releases for more modern consoles such as Nintendo WiiAnd the Nintendo Wii U e Nintendo Switch.

with information from dot sports e Kotaku

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