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Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Console 001
The standart version of the Nintendo 64 with a Black Controller attached to it.
Manufacturer Nintendo
Released Japan June 23, 1996
North America September 29, 1996
Europe&Australia March 1, 1997
France September 1, 1997
Brazil December 10 1997
Generation Fifth generation
GPU SGI 62.5 MHz 64-bit RCP
Media ROM cartridge
Controller input Nintendo 64 controller
Online service RANDnetDD
Codename Project Reality
Ultra 64
Units shipped 32.93 million
Best-selling game Super Mario 64, 11 million (as of May 21, 2003)
Preceded by SNES
Followed by Gamecube

The Nintendo 64 often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market. Named for its 64-bit CPU. It is Nintendo's last home console to use Game Paks to store games ; handhelds in the Game Boy line, however, continued to use the Game Pak. It was discontinued in 2001, by the launch of the GameCube.The N64 was released with two launch games, Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64, and a third in Japan, Saikyō Habu Shōgi. The N64's suggested retail price was US$199 at its launch and it was later marketed with the slogan "Get N, or get Out!". The N64 sold 32.93 million units worldwide. The Nintendo 64 was released in at least eight variants with different colors and sizes. An assortment of limited edition controllers were sold or used as contest prizes during the N64's lifespan. The Nintendo 64 first released in 1996 on June 23rd in Japan, was the first system with 64-bit graphics and built-in four player gaming potential. Masterpieces such as Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. and Goldeneye007 helped sell over 32 million N64 systems worldwide, though wasn't enough to surpass the juggernaut that was the PlayStation. Nevertheless, the Nintendo 64 did make its mark on history with its innovative controller and true 3D capabilities.

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