Super Nintendo Entertainment System

fourth-generation home video game console by Nintendo

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (often shortened to SNES or Super NES) is a 16-bit video game console created by Nintendo, released first in 1990. It is the successor to the NES. It was called the Super Famicom in Japan, and the Super Comboy in South Korea. The console can display 2D graphics, with some limited support for 3D graphics with the Super FX chip. Super NES games are loaded from a cartridge. The major competitor for the Super Nintendo was the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, but it also competed with the TurboGrafx-16, the Neo Geo AES, and the Panasonic 3D0.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
TypeHome video game console
GenerationFourth generation
Release dateNovember 21, 1990
August 23, 1991
April 11, 1992
July 3, 1992
Units sold60 million UK, US & Canada
MediaPictures, Videos, Music
CPUNintendo 32 bit CPU card
Controller input2 controllers
ConnectivityNo connectivity
Online servicesSatellaview (Only in Japan)
No compatibility
PredecessorNintendo Entertainment System
SuccessorNintendo 64

Notable games