Nintendo 64, N64 Specs, Info And History


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Nintendo 64 Console Specifications

  • CPU: 64-bit NEC VR4300 clocked at 93.75 MHz with 24 KB L1 cache
  • RAM: 4.5 MB, expandable to 9 MB with Expansion Pak
  • Sound: Reality Signal Processor(RSP), 16-bit stereo audio
  • Sound Channels: Up to a theoretical 100 channels, if all resources are allocated to audio
  • Video/GPU: 64-bit Reality Coprocessor running at 62.5 MHz with 100 MFLOPS. The GPU is actually 2 processors in one, the Reality Display Processor(RDP) and the Reality Signal Processor(RSP).
  • Colors: Color palette of 16,777,216 and 2,097,152 possible colors on screen
  • Media: ROM Cartridge

 

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Console Generation of the N64

  • 5th generation

 

N64’s Lifespan

  • 1996-2003

 

Launch Price of the N64

  • JP: ¥21,000
  • US: $199.99

 

Launch Dates of Nintendo 64

  • JP: June 23, 1996
  • NA: September 26, 1996
  • EU: March 1, 1997
  • AU: March 1, 1997
  • BRA: September 29, 1996

 

Discontinued

  • JP: April 30, 2002
  • NA: November 30, 2003
  • EU: May 16, 2003
  • AU: May 11, 2003

 

N64 Units Sold

  • North and South America: 20.63 million
  • Japan: 5.54 million
  • Europe and Australia: 6.75 Million

Worldwide: 32.93 million

 

Best Selling N64 Games(units sold):

(*) Bundled with console and sold separately

  1.  Super Mario 64 – 11.89 million(*)
  2.  Mario Kart 64 – 9.87 million
  3. GoldenEye 007 – 8.09 million(*)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – 7.60 million
  5.  Super Smash Bros. – 5.55 million
  6.  Pokemon Stadium – 5.45 million(*)
  7.  Donkey Kong 64 – 5.27 million(*)
  8. Diddy Kong Racing – 4.88 million
  9. Starfox 64 – 4.03 million
  10. Banjo-Kazooie – 3.65 million

Total Software Sales: 224.97

 

 

Other Names, Also Known As

  • Project Reality(code name)
  • Ultra 64(planned name)
  • Nintendo 64
  • N64
  • Hyundai Comboy 64(Korea)

 

Predecessor To The Nintendo 64

  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System

 

Successor To The Nintendo 64

  • Gamecube

 

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