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Nintendo 64
ニンテンドー64 Nintendō Rokujūyon, NINTENDO64
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No. of games 387 (as of August 14, 2007)
No. of launch titles
  • JP: 3
  • WW: 2
Best-selling game Super Mario 64 (11 million copies as of May 21, 2003)
Last game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (August 20, 2002)
Technical details
Media Nintendo 64 Game Pak
Storage capacity Cartridge battery, Nintendo 64 Controller Pak (256 kbit/32 kB)
CPU 93.75 MHz NEC VR4300
Model no. NUS-001
Can connect with Game Boy and Game Boy Color
Input Nintendo 64 Controller, Jumper Pak, Expansion Pak, Rumble Pak, Transfer Pak, Nintendo 64DD, VRU. (more)
Backwards compatible with none
Services provided {{{services}}}
Launch date
  • NA - September 29, 1996
  • JP - June 23, 1996
  • EU - March 1, 1997
  • AUS - March 1, 1997
Discontinue date 2002
Units sold
  • Worldwide - 32.93 million
  • NA - 20.63 million
  • JP - 5.54 million
  • EU/AUS - 6.75 million
Predecessor Successor
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo GameCube

The Nintendo 64 (ニンテンドー64, Nintendō Rokujūyon, NINTENDO64) was a video game console created by Nintendo. It was released in 1996 to compete with the Sega Saturn and PlayStation.

The Nintendo 64 was very popular for many reasons, one of the big ones being the release of Super Mario 64. Super Mario 64 was one of the first games of its kind to feature full 3D graphics and depth of field effects. The Nintendo 64 was able to pull this off because it was the first system to feature a 64-Bit processor and 32-bit graphics chip (aside from the failed Atari Jaguar, which was really 32-bit) The Nintendo 64 also featured the first successful analog control sticks, and four built-in controller ports. The Nintendo 64 was also noted as the last home console system to use cartridges, before Nintendo started using discs like its competitors.

The Nintendo 64 hosted a wide variety of games, but most of its hits were first-party titles such as Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 64, Mario Party, Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and F-Zero X. Rareware, however, developed quite a few hits for the N64, such as GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. Production ended in 2002, the last game released for it being Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

System specs


  • CPU: MIPS 64 bit Risc CPU, (R4300I series) 93.75 MHz
  • Graphics 64-bit MIPS Risc Co-processor, GSP & DP, 62.5 MHz (RCP)
  • Built-in Audio/Video Vector Processor (RSP)
  • Built-in Pixel Drawing Processor (RDP)

Transmission Speed:

  • Maximum of 4 500 Mbit/second


  • 4.5 MB Rambus DRAM (36 megabits)
  • Rambus DRAM subsystem
  • Custom 9-bit Rambus Bus (to the DRAM)


  • Resoloutions: 256x224 to 640x480. PAL also 768x576
  • Video Output: RF, Stereo A/V, S-Video
  • Color:21-bit color video output, 32-bit RGPA, pixel colour frame

buffer support


  • Digital Sound
  • Wavetable Synthesis

Major Special Features:

  • Perspective correct texture-mapping
  • Realtime Anti-Aliasing
  • Tri-Linear Mip-Mapping
  • Z-Buffering
  • Flicker-free interlaced mode support

Expansion Options:

  • Cartridge Slot
  • Controller Ports
  • Pak Holder (Controller)
  • Extension port (Bottom)
  • Memory Expansion Option (Top Front)


  • Width 260mm (10.23") x Depth 190mm (7.48") x Height 73mm (2.87")
  • Weight 2.42 lbs (1.1kg)


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