The Famicom was re-designed and released as the "Nintendo Entertainment System" in the US and Europe, along with Duck Hunt and the Super Mario Brothers.
The NES achieves the status of the No.1 selling toy in the US. The Legend of Zelda becomes the first NES title to sell more then 1 million units.
The Game Boy, one of the first portable gaming systems, is released in Japan and the US
Nov 21, 1990:
The Super Famicom, a 16-bit update to the Famicom, is released in Japan.
The Super Famicom is released as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the US, along with Super Mario World.
The SNES is released in Europe.
Aug 23, 1993:
Nintendo and Silicon Graphics announce an worldwide Joint Development and License Agreement for developing a truly three-dimensional, 64-bit Nintendo machine for home use. "Project Reality" will be unveiled in arcades in 1994, and will be available for home use (target price below $250) by late 1995.
Nintendo helps to develop and implement an industry-wide rating system for video games.
Nintendo releases two new hardware components: a 32-bit Virtual Reality machine, the Virtual Boy and the Ultra 64 hardware chip-set, for which two arcade titles, Killer Instinct and Cruis'n USA, use.