August 30, 2005 - November 19, 2018

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Original North American Model 1
Original Japanese version

Manufacturer Nintendo
Generation Fourth generation
Release date November 21, 1990 (JP)

August 23, 1991 (NA)
April 11 1992 (EU/UK)
June 6, 1992 (others)

Media type ROM cartridge
Input 2 controller ports
Predecessor Nintendo Entertainment System (1983)
Successor Nintendo 64 (1996)

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System [1] (also known as the Super NES, SNES or Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released in 1990 by Nintendo in Japan, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe & Australasia (Oceania), and South America in 1993. In Japan, the system is called the Super Famicom (スーパーファミコン?, officially adopting the abbreviated name of its predecessor, the Family Computer), or SFC for short. In South Korea, it is known as the Super Comboy (슈퍼 컴보이) and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics.

Hardware[edit | edit source]

CPU[edit | edit source]

Processor: Ricoh 5A22, based on a 16-bit 65C816 core

Clock rates (NTSC):

  • Input: 21.47727 MHz
  • Bus: 3.58 MHz, 2.68 MHz, or 1.79 MHz

Clock rates (PAL):

  • Input: 21.28137 MHz
  • Bus: 3.55 MHz, 2.66 MHz, or 1.77 MHz

Buses: 24-bit and 8-bit address buses, 8-bit data bus

Additional features:

  • DMA and HDMA
  • Timed IRQ
  • Parallel I/O processing
  • Hardware multiplication and division

Video[edit | edit source]

Audio[edit | edit source]

RAM[edit | edit source]

SNES Jr.[edit | edit source]

North American SNES Jr.

The SNES Jr., also referred to as the SNES 2, was a redesign of the SNES released late in the consoles lifetime. It does not support s-video output and lacks an RF jack, although an external RF adapter can be used.

List of SNES Games[edit | edit source]

Add-ons[edit | edit source]

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