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The  '''Nintendo 64''' (ニンテンドウ64 Nintendō Rokujūyon?), often abbreviated as '''N64''', is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market. Named for its 64-bit CPU, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, March 1997 in Europe and Australia, September 1997 in France and December 1997 in Brazil. It is Nintendo's last home console to use Game Paks to store games (Nintendo switched to a MiniDVD-based format for the Nintendo [[GameCube]], then to standard DVD-sized discs for the [[Wii]]); handhelds in the Game Boy line, however, continued to use Game Paks. It was discontinued in 2001 in Japan, North America and  PAL regions by the launch of the GameCube.
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|caption      = Nintendo 64
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|manufacturer  = Nintendo
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|generation    = Fifth generation
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|lifespan      = {{vgrelease|JP=June 23, 1996|NA=September 30, 1996|EU/AUS|March 1, 1997}}
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|discontinued  = April 30, 2002
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|unitssold    = 32.9 million
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|media        = [[wikipedia:ROM cartridge|ROM cartridge]]
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|CPU          = 93.75MHz NEC [[wikipedia:R4200#R4300i|VR4300]]
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|controllers  = Nintendo 64 controllers
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|onlineservice = RANDnetDD <small>(Japan only)</small><br />Sharkwire Online <small>(third-party)</small>
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|topgame      = ''[[Super Mario 64]]'', 11.62 million<br />''[[Mario Kart 64]]'', 9 million
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|predecessor  = [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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|successor    = [[Nintendo GameCube]]
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}}
  
The N64 was released with two launch games, Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64, and a third in Japan, Saikyō Habu Shōgi. The N64's suggested retail price was US$199 at its launch and it was later marketed with the slogan "Get N, or get Out!". The N64 sold 32.93 million units worldwide. The console was released in at least eight variants with different colors and sizes. An assortment of limited edition controllers were sold or used as contest prizes during the N64's lifespan.
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The '''Nintendo 64''' (ニンテンドウ64 Nintendō Rokujūyon), often abbreviated as '''N64''', is [[wikipedia:Nintendo|Nintendo]]'s third home [[wikipedia:Video Game Console|video game console]] for the international market and is a part of the [[wikipedia:History of video game consoles (fifth generation)|fifth generation console era]]. Named for its 64-bit CPU, it is Nintendo's last home console to use [[wikipedia:ROM cartridge|Game Paks]] to store games as its primary storage format until the [[wikipedia:Nintendo Switch]] in 2017; handhelds however continued to use Game Paks.  
Of the consoles in the fifth generation, the Nintendo 64 was the last contender and the most technologically advanced. However the console's storage medium had limitations which harmed the market competitiveness. A significant limitation was the small capacity and high production expense of cartridge-based media instead of the Compact Disc format used by competitors. The limited capacity forced game designers to struggle with fitting game content into a constrained space, though the faster access time of the cartridge medium offered other advantages over Compact Disc media. Another technical drawback was a limited texture cache, which could only hold textures of small dimensions and reduced color depth, which had to be stretched to cover larger in-game surfaces.
 
  
== Virtual Console Compatibility List (Nintendo 64) ==
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Of the consoles in the fifth generation, the Nintendo 64 was the final contender to be released and the most technologically advanced. Its 3D capabilities were considerably superior to its rivals, and the flexibility of the unit allowed it to compete graphically even with early [[wikipedia:Sega Dreamcast|Dreamcast]] and [[wikipedia:Playstation 2|Playstation 2]] games. However, while the N64 did choose correctly on most technical decisions, it had a number of drawbacks. One of its technical issues was a limited texture cache, which could only hold textures of small dimensions and reduced color depth, which had to be stretched to cover larger in-game surfaces. More significantly, Nintendo was concerned about the extremely long load times of CD media of the time, and opted to continue to use ROM cartridges for the N64. Although N64 game paks have considerably faster load times, N64 games were constrained by small capacity (particularly in an era when games became more complex and their contents took up more memory) and high production expenses, compared to the [[wikipedia:Compact Disc|Compact Disc]] formats used by its chief competitors, the [[wikipedia:Sony|Sony]] [[wikipedia:Playstation Console|Playstation]] and [[wikipedia:Sega|Sega]] [[wikipedia:Sega Saturn|Saturn]]. The system also proved challenging to develop for. As a result of these issues, and wooing by Nintendo's rivals, many third-party publishers that previously supported Nintendo's past consoles would reduce or stop publishing games on Nintendo platforms; a legacy that continued into the GameCube.
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Despite its failings, the N64 introduced many of the conventions that are present in modern 3D gaming. It popularized the idea of using [[wikipedia:Analog sticks|analog sticks]] for control in 3D games. It also created the separate camera controls concept with its C buttons, which would be later expanded into the [[wikipedia:Analog stick#Dual analog sticks|dual analog]] system used by all traditional gaming controllers today. The N64 also introduced [[wikipedia:Haptic technology|haptic feedback]] (rumble) to consoles, which has become a standard feature in all game systems since. Furthermore, N64 games such as [[Super Mario 64]] and [[Ocarina of Time]] have reshaped entire genres, leaving lasting impressions on all of gaming.
  
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The N64 sold 32.93 million units worldwide. It was discontinued in 2002 in Japan, North America and PAL regions by the launch of the Nintendo [[GameCube]].
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== Virtual Console Compatibility List (Nintendo 64) ==
 
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|[[1080° Snowboarding]]
 
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|[[Cruis'n USA]]
 
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|[[F-Zero X]]
 
|[[F-Zero X]]
 
|2007
 
|2007
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|[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]] aka [[Hoshi no Kirby 64]]
|[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]
 
 
|2008
 
|2008
|Adventure
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|[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Legend of Zelda, The: Ocarina of Time]]
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|data-sort-value="Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"|[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]] aka [[Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Okarina]]
 
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|[[Mario Golf]]
 
|[[Mario Golf]]
 
|2008
 
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|[[Mario Kart 64]]
 
|[[Mario Kart 64]]
 
|2007
 
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|[[Mario Tennis]]
 
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|2010
 
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|[[Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber]]
 
|[[Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber]]
 
|2010
 
|2010
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|{{Ratings|Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber}}
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|[[Paper Mario]] aka [[Mario Story]]
|[[Paper Mario]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
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|JP/NA/EU
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|{{Ratings|Paper Mario}}
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|[[Pokémon Puzzle League]]
 
|[[Pokémon Puzzle League]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
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|{{Ratings|Pokémon Puzzle League}}
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|[[Pokémon Snap]]
 
|[[Pokémon Snap]]
 
|2007
 
|2007
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|[[Sin & Punishment]] aka [[Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishōsha]]
|[[Sin & Punishment]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
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|{{Ratings|Sin & Punishment}}
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|[[Star Fox 64]]
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|[[Star Fox 64]] aka [[Lylat Wars]]
 
|2007
 
|2007
|Shooter
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|JP/NA/EU/KO
|JP/NA/PAL
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|{{Ratings|Star Fox 64}}
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|[[Super Mario 64]]
 
|[[Super Mario 64]]
 
|2006
 
|2006
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|{{Ratings|Super Mario 64}}
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|[[Super Smash Bros.]]
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|[[Super Smash Bros.]] aka [[Nintendo All-Star! Dairantō Smash Brothers]]
 
|2009
 
|2009
|Fighting
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|JP/NA/EU
|JP/NA/PAL
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|{{Ratings|Super Smash Bros.}}
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|- id="W"
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|[[Wave Race 64]]
 
|[[Wave Race 64]]
 
|2007
 
|2007
|Racing
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|JP/NA/EU
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|[[Yoshi's Story]]
 
|[[Yoshi's Story]]
 
|2007
 
|2007
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== See also ==
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*[[GameCube]]
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*[[Wii]]
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*[[WiiWare]]
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*[[Wii Channels]]
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*[[Virtual Console]]
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[[Category:Platforms]]

Latest revision as of 22:34, 4 November 2019

Nintendo 64
N64-Longlogo.png
N64-Console.png
Nintendo 64
Manufacturer Nintendo
Generation Fifth generation
Retail availability JP June 23, 1996
NA September 30, 1996
EU/AUS March 1, 1997
Discontinued April 30, 2002
Units sold 32.9 million
Media ROM cartridge
CPU 93.75MHz NEC VR4300
Controller input Nintendo 64 controllers
Online services RANDnetDD (Japan only)
Sharkwire Online (third-party)
Best-selling game Super Mario 64, 11.62 million
Mario Kart 64, 9 million
Predecessor Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Successor Nintendo GameCube

The Nintendo 64 (ニンテンドウ64 Nintendō Rokujūyon), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market and is a part of the fifth generation console era. Named for its 64-bit CPU, it is Nintendo's last home console to use Game Paks to store games as its primary storage format until the wikipedia:Nintendo Switch in 2017; handhelds however continued to use Game Paks.

Of the consoles in the fifth generation, the Nintendo 64 was the final contender to be released and the most technologically advanced. Its 3D capabilities were considerably superior to its rivals, and the flexibility of the unit allowed it to compete graphically even with early Dreamcast and Playstation 2 games. However, while the N64 did choose correctly on most technical decisions, it had a number of drawbacks. One of its technical issues was a limited texture cache, which could only hold textures of small dimensions and reduced color depth, which had to be stretched to cover larger in-game surfaces. More significantly, Nintendo was concerned about the extremely long load times of CD media of the time, and opted to continue to use ROM cartridges for the N64. Although N64 game paks have considerably faster load times, N64 games were constrained by small capacity (particularly in an era when games became more complex and their contents took up more memory) and high production expenses, compared to the Compact Disc formats used by its chief competitors, the Sony Playstation and Sega Saturn. The system also proved challenging to develop for. As a result of these issues, and wooing by Nintendo's rivals, many third-party publishers that previously supported Nintendo's past consoles would reduce or stop publishing games on Nintendo platforms; a legacy that continued into the GameCube.

Despite its failings, the N64 introduced many of the conventions that are present in modern 3D gaming. It popularized the idea of using analog sticks for control in 3D games. It also created the separate camera controls concept with its C buttons, which would be later expanded into the dual analog system used by all traditional gaming controllers today. The N64 also introduced haptic feedback (rumble) to consoles, which has become a standard feature in all game systems since. Furthermore, N64 games such as Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time have reshaped entire genres, leaving lasting impressions on all of gaming.

The N64 sold 32.93 million units worldwide. It was discontinued in 2002 in Japan, North America and PAL regions by the launch of the Nintendo GameCube.

Nintendo 64 Global Problems

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There are no known global problems with Nintendo 64 titles on Dolphin.

Virtual Console Compatibility List (Nintendo 64)

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Compatibility Description
Stars5.png Perfect: No issues at all!
Stars4.png Playable: Runs well, only minor graphical or audio glitches. Games can be played all the way through
Stars3.png Starts: Starts, maybe even plays well, but crashes or major graphical/audio glitches
Stars2.png Intro/Menu: Hangs/crashes somewhere between booting and starting
Stars1.png Broken: Crashes when booting
Stars0.png Unknown: Has not been tested yet
Region indicator Region description
AU Australia
CA Canada (NTSC /w French translation)
EU Europe, PAL/SECAM territories
JP Japan and Asia (NTSC-J)
KO Korea
NA North America and NTSC territories
RU Russia
Title Year Region Compatibility
1080° Snowboarding 2008 JP/NA/EU/KO 3Stars3.pngEdit rating: 1080° Snowboarding
Aerogauge 2014 JP 0Stars0.pngEdit rating: Aerogauge
Bomberman Hero 2011 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Bomberman Hero
Custom Robo V2 2008 JP 0Stars0.pngEdit rating: Custom Robo V2
Cruis'n USA 2008 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Cruis'n USA
F-Zero X 2007 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: F-Zero X
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards aka Hoshi no Kirby 64 2008 JP/NA/EU/KO 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask aka Zelda no Densetsu: Mujura no Kamen 2009 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time aka Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Okarina 2007 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Mario Golf 2008 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Mario Golf
Mario Kart 64 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mario Kart 64
Mario Tennis 2010 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Mario Tennis
Mario Party 2 2010 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mario Party 2
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber 2010 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
Paper Mario aka Mario Story 2007 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Paper Mario
Pokémon Puzzle League 2008 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Pokémon Puzzle League
Pokémon Snap 2007 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Pokémon Snap
Sin & Punishment aka Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishōsha 2007 JP/NA/EU 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Sin & Punishment
Star Fox 64 aka Lylat Wars 2007 JP/NA/EU/KO 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Star Fox 64
Super Mario 64 2006 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Mario 64
Super Smash Bros. aka Nintendo All-Star! Dairantō Smash Brothers 2009 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Super Smash Bros.
Wave Race 64 2007 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wave Race 64
Yoshi's Story 2007 JP/NA/EU 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Yoshi's Story

See also