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Episode 43: Nintendo Famicom/NES

Today Nintendo are very much a household name in the gaming arena but it wasn’t always that way. The Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System for those of us in the west) was Nintendo’s first step into the home console market following successes with arcade machines and the much loved Game & Watch. However the Nintendo Entertainment System wasn’t an over night success, but due to perseverance on Nintendo’s part and some cleaver positioning in the market, the NES became a huge success and ushered in a new era of gaming that saw Nintendo become a global brand.

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