This week on Techy Tuesday, we’ll be taking a look at one of Nintendo’s most recognizable consoles. The best of the best:
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Without further ado, let’s get started!
Given the codename “Project Reality” the Nintendo 64 was Nintendo’s third home console in their console lineup. The N64 came with 3 games on launch: Saikyo Habu Shogi(Japan exclusive), Pilotwings 64, and Super Mario 64. With the previous release of the NES & SNES, Nintendo was off to a great start in their console productions. But with the console competition with their former rival Sega and newcomer Sony, Nintendo needed to create something new to compete.The Nintendo 64 released June 23,1996 in Japan and September 26,1996 in the US.
But did you know about the delay?
Nintendo delayed this device due to there belief in “quantity over quality” which they proved to be worth the wait. However, Super Mario 64 was really what sold this console, it was even sold out 3 days before it was released. Nintendo also released a gold Nintendo 64 for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Fun fact, the Nintendo 64 was originally going to be named Ultra 64, how crazy is that!
In conclusion, it seems like Nintendo did well with this console. Selling over 32 million consoles worldwide, it was definitely worth the wait for fans to get their hands on this. And let’s not forget it’s unique controller design. With The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64, the video game industry definitely started to take influence thanks to these. What’s your favorite N64 game? Feel free to leave a comment below!
And that’s all for Techy Tuesday! Hopefully, you learned something new about one of Nintendo’s best consoles. Tune in next week to find out what console we’ll talk about next on Techy Tuesday.