Nintendo 64 FAQ

Nintendo 64 FAQ

On with the 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 Nintendo64 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?

  • 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

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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