Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

System Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
CPU 1.79 MHz Ricoh 2A03 or RP2A03 (MOS 6502 core)
Memory 2 kB (8 kB to 1 MB could be added via game cartridges)
Graphics Picture Processing Unit (PPU)
  • 2 kB Video RAM
  • 256 Bytes Object Attribute Memory
  • 28 Bytes Pallete RAM
  • 64 sprites simultaneous
  • 48 colors + 6 Grays (25 colors simulataneous)
  • 256 x 240
Sound The stock NES supports a total of five sound channels, two of which are pulse channels with 4 pulse width settings, one is a triangle wave generator, another is a noise generator (often used for percussion), and the 5th one plays low-quality digital samples.
Description (from Wikipedia)

The best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983. With the NES, Nintendo introduced a now-standard business model of licensing third-party developers, authorizing them to produce and distribute titles for Nintendo’s platform.

In 2009, the Nintendo Entertainment System was named the single greatest video game console in history by IGN, in a list of 25. It was judged the second greatest console behind the Sega Dreamcast in PC Magazine’s “Top 10 Video Game Consoles of All Time”.