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Is the NES overrated?

To say that the NES is overrated is something that many people would have a problem with.  The Nintendo Entertainment System was very popular during the 80’s and helped save the gaming industry during the video game crash that started in 1983.  When it comes down to graphics and visual design video games for the NES seem abysmal in comparison to what we have now on consoles such as the PS4 or the Xbox One which was games that feature 4K visuals.

Games such as Super Mario Bros I-III are considered classics to this day and they also did great in sales.  In fact the Super Mario Bros series is legendary because of the Nintendo Entertainment System.  The NES was also the very first game console to feature titles such as Mega Man, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Double Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Battletoad series.  

It was incredible to see how popular the NES still is in the 10’s.  When it comes down to video game music the NES arguably has the best soundtracks of all time.  The soundtracks for many games during the 8-bit era added to the replay value of games such as Mega Man 2, The Legend of Zelda Kirby’s Adventure, Metroid and others.  Since its release during the summer of 1983 the NES has managed to sell over 61 million units worldwide.  Not only did the NES surpass the Super Nintendo Entertainment System which sold over 49 million units worldwide it also did more than the Sega Genesis.  The Sega Genesis had an awesome sound chip and more superior graphics and it only managed to sell over 30 million units worldwide since its release.  

1 comment

  1. The Vast Majority of those sales were in the US. Europeans have a totally different view of the NES. It didn’t save any gaming industry in Europe or Japan. The Master System outsold the NES outside of Japan and the US.

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