Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64 - 01
Towards the end of the 16-bit era, there was much buzz about the potential
of 32-bit systems.
The Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn were on everyone's tongues, but how
would Nintendo respond?
In its characteristic fashion, Nintendo took its good old time in releasing
details of its new system.
When they finally did, they had a surprise in store: the new Nintendo
machine would be 64-bit.
The Nintendo 64, as it was called, was to use the same technology as an
SGI Graphics workstation, allowing amazingly realistic 3D environments with
an unprecedented level of detail. 

Of course, this was all marketing hype, as the system, released in late 1996,
was actually a bit disappointing from a performance standpoint.
Nintendo also stubbornly retained the old and expensive cartridge format,
despite the CD-ROM drives in the machines of its competitors.
This would prove to be a crucial miscalculation, as the CD-ROM format allowed
the PlayStation and Saturn to do things that the poor old N64 just
couldn't manage.
It also raised costs dramatically, cutting down on the system's third party
developer support.
Nevertheless, the N64 sold respectably around the world, but it was definitely
in a distant second to Sony's PlayStation.
For the first time since the video game revival, Nintendo was not
in first place.


Manufacturer Nintendo Name N64
Type Console Origine ???
Introduction Date June 23, 1996 End of production ???
Built in Language ??? Keyboard None
CPU MIPS 64-bit RISC CPU (customized R4000 series)Clock Speed: 93.75 MHz Speed 93.75 Mhz
Coprocessor RCP: SP (sound and graphics processor) and DP (pixel drawing processor) incorporated. Clock Speed: 62.5MHz Amount of Ram RAMBUS D-RAM 36M bit Transfer Speed: maximum 4,500M bit/sec.
Vram ??? Rom ???
Text Modes ??? Graphic Modes 256 x 224 ~ 640 x 480 dots. Flicker-free interlace mode support
Colors 16,7 Mio Sound 24 voices, stereo
Size / Weight W.260mm (10.23"),D.190mm (7.48"),H.73mm (2.87"),WEIGHT: 1.1kg (2.42 lb.) Built in Media Cartridges
I/O Ports AV, Expansion, AV-Port, 2 Joypad, 2 Memorycardslot OS -
Power Supply External Introduction Price ???
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras Boxed, 3 games Bought Where Beveren-Leie
Bought When August 09, 2002 Condition Excellent
Price Paid 60 € Specs of my Model -
Setup Today -

Nicely boxed Serial Number

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Bought via an ad in “de koopjeskrant” on 09/08/2002

Beveren-Leie (Near Kortrijk) for 60€
Came with 3 games (Pokemon arena, Doom, Super Mario 64)