The Nintendo NES was an 8-bit home gaming console released to North America in 1985 for $299 (Deluxe Set). It both resurrected the USA's home console market after the Video Game Crash of 1983 and introduced Japan as a worthy opponent to USA's console manufacturers Atari, Coleco and Mattel. The Nintendo NES further cemented Mario as a gaming mascot and introduced tons of other legendary game franchises, many of which are going strong to this very day. The Nintendo NES sold nearly 61 millions units worldwide between 1983 and 2003 and is a favorite of today's collectors. Visit http://www.NintendoAge.com, the best Classic Nintendo resource and community on the net!