Nintendo 64 FAQ

Nintendo 64 FAQ

I had the feeling that I would need to have a page on which I could have all the basic information about the Nintendo 64. Without further adieu, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)!

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When was the Nintendo 64 released?

The Nintendo 64 was released in:

  • Japan: 23 Jun, 1996
  • North America: 29 Sep, 1996
  • Europe/Australia: 01 Mar, 1997
  • Brazil: 10 Dec, 1997
  • China (iQue): 17 Nov, 2003
  • Wii Virtual Console: 19 Nov, 2006

What was the Nintendo 64’s original retail price at launch?

  • France: 990 francs
  • Germany: 399 deutsche mark
  • Japan: ¥25,000
  • Spain: 40,990 pesetas
  • UK: £249 (Cut two months after launch to £150)
  • USA: $199

(If you want us to add a country, go to our contact page and submit with source)

What was the Nintendo 64’s development titles and code names?

  • Project Reality (Pre-announcement)
  • Ultra 64 (Pre-release)
  • Nintendo 64 (Final name)

What were the Nintendo 64’s launch titles?

  • Japan:
    • Pilotwings 64
    • Saikyō Habu Shōgi
    • Super Mario 64
  • North America:
    • Pilotwings 64
    • Super Mario 64
  • Europe:
    • FIFA Soccer 64
    • Pilotwings 64
    • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
    • Super Mario 64
    • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    • Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey
  • Nintendo 64DD (Japan only):
    • Kyojin no Doshin 1
    • Mario Artist: Paint Studio

What are the Nintendo 64’s hardware specs?

  • CPU: 64-bit 93.75 MHz NEC VR4300
  • GPU: 62.5 MHz Silicon Graphics Reality Co-Processor
  • Memory (RAM): 4MB (8MB with expansion pak)
  • Power consumption: 19W
  • Software media: Cartridges up to 64MB ROM
  • Save files:
    • EEPROM (0.5 KB or 2.0 KB,)
    • SRAM (32 KB)
    • Flash RAM (128 KB)
    • Controller Pak (256 KB)
  • Video output:
    • Composite
    • S-Video (with 3rd party cable)
    • RF (with adapter)
    • RGB (hardware mod)
    • HDMI (hardware mod)

List of Nintendo 64 games

List of released games

What was the final game released on the N64?

The last games released, by region

How many N64s were sold compared to its competition?

  1. PlayStation: 102,490,000
  2. Nintendo 64: 32,930,000
  3. Sega Saturn: 9,400,000
  4. 3DO: 2,000,000
  5. Atari Jaguar:250,000

What were the best selling Nintendo 64 games?

  1. Super Mario 64 (11,620,000 sales)
  2. Mario Kart 64 (9,870,000 sales)
  3. Goldeneye 007 (8,000,000 sales)
  4. Zelda: Ocarina of Time (7,600,000 sales)
  5. Super Smash Bros. (5,000,000 sales)
  6. Diddy Kong Racing (4,434,000 sales)
  7. Pokémon Stadium (3,971,000 sales)
  8. Donkey Kong 64 (3,770,000 sales)
  9. Zelda: Majora’s Mask (3,360,000 sales)
  10. Lylat Wars/Star Fox 64 (3,325,000 sales)

What Accessories did the Nintendo 64 have?

(Third party in italics)

  • Installed on the console:
    • Jumper Pak
    • Expansion Pak
    • N64DD
  • Inserted into Controller:
    • Controller Pak
    • Rumble Pak
    • Transfer Pak
    • Tilt Pak
  • Plugs as a controller:
    • Official Nintendo 64 Controller (duh)
    • Voice recognition unit
    • Densha De Go! controller
    • Myriad 3rd party controllers (full list pending)
  • Cartridge format:
    • Datel cheat cart (Action Replay/ Gameshark/ Equalizer)
    • N64 Passport
    • Xplorer 64
    • Wide Boy (unreleased)
    • GB Hunter
  • Development platforms / playback devices
    • Doctor V64
    • CD64
    • Mr. Backup Z64
    • Everdrive 64
    • 64Drive
  • Other:
    • System organiser
    • Cleaning Kit
    • Dex Drive

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