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The '''Nintendo 64'''{{efn|{{nihongo|ニンテンドウ64|Nintendō Rokujūyon|lead=yes}}}} ('''N64'''), stylized as '''NINTENDO<sup>64</sup>''', is a [[home video game console]] developed and marketed by [[Nintendo]]. Named for its [[64-bit computing|64-bit]] [[central processing unit]], it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America and Brazil, March 1997 in Europe and Australia, and September 1997 in France. It was the last major home console to use the [[ROM cartridge|cartridge]] as its primary storage format until the [[Nintendo Switch]] in 2017.<ref>{{cite web | last=Frank | first=Allegra | title=Nintendo Switch Will Use Cartridges | publisher=Polygon | date=October 20, 2016 | accessdate=October 25, 2017 | url=http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13344618/nintendo-switch-nx-games-cartridges}}</ref> The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in mid-2002 following the launch of its successor, the [[GameCube]], in 2001.
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The '''Nintendo 64''' ('''N64'''), stylized as '''NINTENDO<sup>64</sup>''', is a home video game console developed and marketed by Nintendo. Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America and Brazil, March 1997 in Europe and Australia, and September 1997 in France. It was the last major home console to use the cartridge as its primary storage format until the Nintendo Switch in 2017. The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in mid-2002 following the launch of its successor, the [[GameCube]], in 2001.
  
Codenamed "Project Reality", the Nintendo 64 design was mostly complete by mid-1995, but its launch was delayed until 1996, when [[Time (magazine)|''Time'']] named it Machine of the Year.<ref name="Fisher"/> It was launched with three games: ''[[Super Mario 64]]'' and ''[[Pilotwings 64]]'' (worldwide) and ''[[Saikyō Habu Shōgi]]'' (exclusive to Japan). As part of the [[History of video game consoles (fifth generation)|fifth generation of gaming]], the system competed primarily with the [[PlayStation (console)|Sony PlayStation]] and the [[Sega Saturn]]. The [[suggested retail price]] at its United States launch was {{USD|199.99}}, and 32.93 million units were sold worldwide. In 2015, [[IGN]] named it the ninth greatest video game console of all time.<ref name="IGN ranking">{{cite web|url=http://www.ign.com/top-25-consoles/9.html|title=Nintendo 64 is number 9|last=Hatfield|first=Daemon|publisher=IGN|accessdate=November 11, 2015}}</ref>
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Codenamed "Project Reality", the Nintendo 64 design was mostly complete by mid-1995, but its launch was delayed until 1996, when Time magazine named it Machine of the Year. It was launched with three games: Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64 (worldwide) and Saikyō Habu Shōgi (exclusive to Japan). As part of the fifth generation of gaming, the system competed primarily with the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The suggested retail price at its United States launch was USD 199.99, and 32.93 million units were sold worldwide. In 2015, IGN named it the ninth greatest video game console of all time.

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The Nintendo 64 (N64), stylized as NINTENDO64, is a home video game console developed and marketed by Nintendo. Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America and Brazil, March 1997 in Europe and Australia, and September 1997 in France. It was the last major home console to use the cartridge as its primary storage format until the Nintendo Switch in 2017. The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in mid-2002 following the launch of its successor, the GameCube, in 2001.

Codenamed "Project Reality", the Nintendo 64 design was mostly complete by mid-1995, but its launch was delayed until 1996, when Time magazine named it Machine of the Year. It was launched with three games: Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64 (worldwide) and Saikyō Habu Shōgi (exclusive to Japan). As part of the fifth generation of gaming, the system competed primarily with the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The suggested retail price at its United States launch was USD 199.99, and 32.93 million units were sold worldwide. In 2015, IGN named it the ninth greatest video game console of all time.