Images of Nintendo Press Release for the NES Launch in North America Released

By Steven Santana

November 1, 2015

Video game archivist Steve Lin received a rare find today, the Nintendo’s News Release for the Nintendo Entertainment System dated March 20, 1986. The two leading features advertised are ROB (Robotic Operating Buddy) and the electronic Zapper.

Some interesting polls reveal that ROB was the number one reason why kids asked for the NES, at 19%. “Quality of Graphics” and the “Variety of Game Paks” are the second highest reason given, at 17%. You can view all the tweets containing the press release so far below.

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Steven Santana
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Born in Queens, raised in Vegas, living in Vancouver. 25, loves dogs, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and long form video critiques.

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