Nintendo Super NES, Super Famicom, SNES Specs, Info And History


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The Super Nintendo, SNES was the first console that my parents purchased for me.

It holds a special place in my heart and it will continue to be my favorite console.

 

Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Famicom Specifications:

  • CPU: 16-bit Ricoh 5A22(Custom WDC 65C816) running primarily at 3.58 MHz but as low as 2.68 MHz or 1.79 MHz depending on task.
  • RAM: 128 KB
  • Max Colors on Screen: 256
  • Total Colors: 15-bit RGB with 32,768 possible colors
  • Max Sprites: 128, 32 per scanline
  • Sound Channels: 8, stereo
  • Sound Memory: 64 KB
  • Video Memory: 64 KB  SRAM
  • Media: Cartridge

 

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Console Generation of the Super Nintendo

  •  4th generation

 

SNES Lifespan

  • 1990-2003

 

SNES Launch Price

  • JP: ¥25,000
  • US: $199.99

 

Japanes Super Nintendo, Super Famicom

SNES Launch Dates

  • Japan: November 21, 1990
  • North America: August 23, 1991
  • United Kingdom: April 11, 1992
  • Ireland: April 11, 1992
  • Australia: July 3, 1992
  • Brazil:  August 30, 1993

 

Discontinued

  • Japan: 2003
  • Brazil: 2003
  • Korea: 2003
  • North America: 1999
  • Europe: 1998

 

Super NES Units Sold

  • North America: 23.35 million
  • Japan: 17.17 million
  • Others: 8.58 million

Worldwide: 49.10 million

 

Best Selling SNES Games:

  1. Super Mario World (20.61 million)
  2. Super Mario All-Stars (10.55 million)
  3. Donkey Kong Country (9.3 million)
  4. Super Mario Kart (8.76 million)
  5. Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior (6.3 million)

 

Other Names, Also Known As

  • SNES
  • Super Nintendo
  • Super NES
  • Japan: Super Famicom
  • Korea: Super Comboy

 

Super Nintendo’s Predecessor

  • NES, Nintendo Entertainment System

 

Super Nintendo’s Successor

  • N64, Nintendo 64

 

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