Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES) is an 8-bit home video game console originally released in Japan as the Family Computer (ファミリーコンピュータ or FamiCom) two years before it's North American release. It was released on October 18th 1985 for $199.00, which would equate to $458.68 today.

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The exact release date and price of the NES is somewhat confusing to track down. The system was originally released just in New York City on 10/18/1985, followed by Los Angeles in February on 1986, then Chicago before September when it was released in 12 other markets before a general nation wide release in the inter of 1986.

Release Data

October 18th, 1985 Source: wikipedia.org

"Deluxe Set" released exclusively in New York before national release. Each set included a console, two gamepads, a R.O.B., a Zapper, and the Game Paks Gyromite and Duck Hunt.

Original Price
$199

Adjusted Price
$458.68

Increased
130.492%

Age
35y 207d

October 15th, 1993 Source: wikipedia.org

The Model NES-101 or Top-Loader as it's often referred to. Included the redesigned "Dog Bone" controller.

Original Price
$49.99

Adjusted Price
$85.96

Increased
71.954%

Age
27y 210d

This page last updated May 22nd, 2018 at 5:05am.