Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, 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. As part of the fifth generation of...

Name Nintendo 64
Release Date June 23, 1996
Developer Nintendo IRD
Manufacturer Nintendo, Foxconn
Max Controllers 4
Cpu 64-bit NEC VR4300
Memory 4 MB RDRAM expandable to 8 MB
Graphics 64-bit SGI RCP
Sound 64-bit SGI RCP
Display Up to 480i (576i PAL region), also widescreen
Media ROM Cartridge, Magnetic disc R/W (with 64DD)
Notes Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, 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. <br />As part of the fifth generation of gaming, the N64 competed primarily with the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The Nintendo 64 was launched with three games: Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64, released worldwide; and Saikyo Habu Shogi, released only in Japan. <br />While the N64 was succeeded by Nintendo's MiniDVD-based GameCube in November 2001, N64 consoles remained available until the system was retired in late 2003.
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