Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Caption The original Super Nintendo with it's controller
Manufacturer Nintendo
Launch date(s) JP:November 21, 1990

NA:August 23, 1991 EU:UK and Ireland April 11, 1992 Rest of Europe:June 6, 1992 AUS: July 3, 1992

Generation) 4th Generation
Codename Unknown
Discontinued JP:September 2003

NA:November 30, 1999

Media SNES Cartridge
Input SNES Controller, Super Scope
Backwards Compatibility None
Memory {{{memory}}}
CPU 16-bit 65c816 Ricoh 5A22 3.58 MHz
Service NA:None

JP only:Nintendo Power (cartridge)

Top Game Super Mario World (pack-in)
Predecessor Nintendo Entertainment System
Successor Nintendo 64
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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES (pronounced either as a word or initials), is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. In Japan and South-East Asia, the equivalent to the SNES is known as the Super Famicom. In South Korea, it is known as the Super Comboy and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics. Although each system is essentially the same, due to the different designs, each system can only play the games specifically made for its system.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (often abbreviated to NES). Whereas the earlier system had struggled in the PAL region and large parts of Asia, the SNES proved to be a global success, albeit one that could not match its predecessor's popularity in Southeast Asia and North America—due in part to increased competition from Sega's Mega Drive console (released in North America as the Genesis). Despite its relatively late start, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System became the best selling console of the 16-bit era.

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