Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (abbreviated to SNES, Super NES or Super Nintendo, Japanese: Super Famicom) is a video game console created by Nintendo. It was the successor to the original Nintendo Entertainment System and rivaled in performance to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
The Super Famicom was released in Japan on November 21, 1990. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released in America on August 13, 1991, and later in Europe in April, 1991, in Australia in July, 1991. They were discontinued in 1999. the Famicom model was discontinued in 2003. The games were discontinued in 2000. It remained popular throughout the 32/64 bit era. There was also an add-on planned for it called the SNES CD. Nintendo worked with Sony to create this to rival against Sega CD. Unfortunately Nintendo's cooperations with Sony crumbled so the SNES CD was moved to Philips for a short time. The project resulted in the CD-i.
The SNES was re-released as the SNES 2, being released at the same time and had the same RF chip to the Nintendo 64. Also it was smaller and lacked the eject button.