The Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (also known as the Super NES, SNES, or Super Nintendo)
is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America,
Europe, Australasia (Oceania), and South America between 1990 and 1993. In Japan
and Southeast Asia, the system is called the Super Famicom (officially adopting
the abbreviated name of its predecessor, the Family Computer), or SFC for
short. In South Korea, it is known as the Super Comboy and was distributed
by Hyundai Electronics. Although each version is essentially the same,
several forms of regional lockout prevent the different versions from
being compatible with one another.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's second home console,
following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced
advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the
time. Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were
integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.
The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the
16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition
it faced in North America from Sega's Genesis console.The SNES remained
popular well into the 32-bit era, and although Nintendo has dropped all
support for the console, it continues to be popular among fans, collectors,
retro gamers, and emulation enthusiasts, some of whom are still making
"homebrew" ROM images. For more information of the Super Nintendo
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