Nintendo Entertainment System (also abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer (ファミリーコンピュータ Famirī Konpyūta) (also known as the Famicom (ファミコン Famikon) and abbreviated as FC) on July 15, 1983, and was later released in North America during 1985, in Europe during 1986, and Australia in 1987. In South Korea, it was known as the Hyundai Comboy (현대 컴보이) and was distributed by SK Hynix which then was known as Hyundai Electronics. It was succeeded by the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
In 2016, a smaller version of the console called the NES Classic was released. It comes with about thirty pre-downloaded games. While it does not come with native cartridge gameplay support, a third-party adapter for the console is supported to play cartridge games on the NES classic. The console's new controllers now have connectors that can plug into a Wii Remote, because NES titles were released on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console. The NES classic is currently still in production. The NES classic production ended December 2018.