The Nintendo Entertainment System was originally released in Japan as the Nintendo Family Computer - or Famicom for short - in 1983, and brought to the USA in 1985 redesigned to seem less like a game system or kids toy and more like a legitimate entertainment device beyond what a regular game console was, so as to warm the American public's view of video games from being nothing more than a fad.  With killer games like Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and The Legend of Zelda, the system basically, single-handedly, saved video games as an American past-time, and has firmly cemented Nintendo as a star player in the realm of video games. The unit to the left is one of the many "Frankentendos" I've owned where I bought cheap Nintendo units from thrift shops and put the best parts together into one really good one.  This one I built way back in high school, in the late 1990's. I think overall it only cost me around $10.00. Today it still sees heavy use.  It's also famous for all the old "Game Genie Krazy Kodez" Game Genie corruption videos I did on YouTube back in the 2000's and early 2010's.