With all of this PS4 and Xbone talk we look at the other major console maker with a small list of Nintendo’s consoles through the years. As we look back at the consoles of yesteryear let’s take a moment to mourn the loss of our collective childhood.
Although its release was limited to Japan the Color TV Game really shows how far they’ve come.
The Nintendo Famicom was what really brought them into the spotlight. Although it was also a gateway to years of cartridge blowing, leading directly to the MTV Program True Life: Cartridge Blow Addict.
Nintendo’s Gameboy brought handheld gaming to the masses. It even had a convenient reminder of its features on the top right if you forgot.
The SNES, or Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or Super Famicom was their second home console. It sold over 49 million units worldwide, which makes it over ten times more popular than the Wii U.
The Nintendo 64, or N64 to the kids, was released in 1996 to positive reviews from critics. This made up for the fact that it was powered by two tiny Oompa Loompas that you could constantly hear screaming for help.
The GameCube was Nintendo’s sixth generation console that finally got away from the cartridge and went to the discs. This led to many teenagers pointlessly blowing on a disc expecting it to work like it did with the cartridges.
Nintendo’s Wii is one of the best selling consoles of all time, with over 100 million units sold worldwide. That doesn’t count sales of all the televisions destroyed by thrown controllers, which is credited as the economic upswing that kickstarted the end of the great recession.
The Wii U was released in 2012 and has sold almost 4 million consoles. It has the convenient new feature where you can use the giant controller as a tray for your dinner while you play.