A sad day for the Famicom

by alphamonkey on October 25, 2007 · 1 comment

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October 31st will be a sad day for gamers, as it marks the official end of the Famicom (which was known to most of us as the NES). How so? Nintendo is officially ceasing hardware support for the iconic gaming machine, along with the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and the original Gameboy.

Think about that. Nintendo never once stopped supporting a machine that debuted in 1983. Now that’s dedication to a brand. To honor the official passing of everyone’s favorite 8 and 16 bit wonders, here’s my favorite Famicom commercial of all (for the first SNES Zelda)

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  • MatthewB

    That really is quite a spectacular feat on Nintendo’s part. I’ve downloaded a few NES games for my Wii but it’s just not the same. Oh well. At least there’s still emulation!

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