Started by Japan-Games.com, May 24, 2009, 12:26:35 am
Quote from: fredJ on August 09, 2012, 01:27:55 amI got a boxed one (NM), and saw that it was sold on Feb. 28, 1984. Wonder how long they were sold?Also wonder about the box design. This one has 10 games on the small picture. Later models had more, but how many different pictures are there?
Quote from: fami-ave on August 13, 2012, 03:01:24 pmOf course it's hard to determine a date because I never found an official statement on any page on the internet or even by Nintendo. Even in interviews, they just refer to it as "short time after release", but I do not think it was before late 1984, the indicators being- the commercials featuring the square-button FC- the new Famicom was shipped with the intructional manga which has "(C) 1985)" on it- the most recent carts on the revised picture on the box is F1 Race, 4P Mahjong, titles released in early November 1984. Excitebike and CluClu Land, however, are not shown (released November 30th 1984)Nintendo did replace the buttons because they wore out really quickly, but they wouldn't exchange them for round buttons. And apart from the buttons, the bottom surface (smooth and shiny) and some other details also sets it apart from the round-button revision.