The console was released on July 15, 1983 as the Family Computer (or Famicom for short) for ¥14,800 alongside three ports of Nintendo's successful arcade games Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Popeye. The Famicom was slow to gather momentum; a bad chip set caused the initial release of the system to crash. Following a product recall and a reissue with a new motherboard, the Famicom’s popularity soared, becoming the best-selling game console in Japan by the end of 1984.
This is Nintendo's first game console and was released in 1983, where it became the most successful console of its generation. The Famicom was later revised and released worldwide as the nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It features hard-wired controllers (including one that contains a microphone) and an accessory port. This model is also only capable of displaying RF video out.