NES

What does NES stand for?

Nintendo Entertainment System

Gamers use the acronym NES to refer to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES (also referred to by its original name, the Famicon) was Nintendo's first gaming console. Nintendo released the Japanese version of the NES in 1983 and the North American version in 1985.

Many of Nintendo's most famous franchises, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, got their start on the NES. Gamers who want to play these original games often turn to NES emulators, which allow them to play NES ROMs on their PCs and mobile devices.

Example

"I found some sweet NES ROMs online."
Gamers still discuss the NES in forums, such as the NES subreddit

Gamers still discuss the NES in forums, such as the NES subreddit

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Last Updated: April 20, 2022

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