Abbreviation for Nintendo Entertainment System. Can only apply to the original Nintendo.
by ECHOSIDE February 22, 2003
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Nintendo Entertainment System. i.e., the classic gaming console with 8-bit graphics and monoaural sound. A reminder of the days when games were not all the same and were about all original fun rather than capitalizing on young people with expendible income. Decades of nasties mandate most NES systems to receive several puffs of air prior to functioning.
Nintendo should bring back the old NES. Who wouldn't want one?
by me December 12, 2003
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A system released by nintendo, nintendo: japanese for in the hands of heaven. The nintendo was released in the united states in 1986 shortly after the "great video game crash" in 1984. Nintendo, knowing the stigma of videogame systems in america after the crash. Nintendo decided to market it as an "entertainment system" and gave it a radical design change over its japanese counterpart, the famicom or "family computer" as it was Known in japan, to make it look like a computer or VCR to make it asthetically fit in with other such appliances. After the NES was relaeased nintendo had a stranglehold on the video game market. With some good in house devleopers, and creating contract restraints with 3rd party developers. Which meant that if you developed games for the "big N" you couldnt develop for anyone else, And the 3rd party game had to earn the nintendo "seal of approval". this strangle hold on the market led to the failure of the NES's main competitor, the sega master system, or SMS. Which was graphically superior and had some quite good games for it, but because of a lack of third party support due to nintendo's contract restrictions, it failed. Which meant that nintendo was the leader in the video game market in the late eighties. Until that is, the Sega Genesis was released in 1989...
The NES used "bully" marketing tactics to put it at the top of the videogame heap in the late 1980's.
by Steven J. S. August 25, 2005
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The best ever video game machine which was made by Nintendo.
It had such great games as Super Mario Bros,Mega Man,Zelda amd many more.
Buy one today.
Wade: You still play NES, your a one Poorbie.

Alexander: You Idiot,I have enough money to but a PS2,X Box and Game Cube all in the same day, its just I like good games that's all.
by NES HERO November 11, 2004
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The first great console made by Nintendo.
by AYB February 22, 2003
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