TheNintendo Entertainment System(orNESfor short) is an 8-bit home video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It is a remodeled export version of the company’sFamily Computer (FC) platform in Japan, also known as theFamicom for short, which launched on July 15, 1983.

The best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the North American video game crash of 1983.