Super Famicom Reaches 21 Years Old Today

Finally able to drink

It might seem like just yesterday, but it's 21 years ago today that Nintendo's 16-bit leviathan took its first step onto Japanese soil.

The Super Famicom launched on in Japan on Wednesday 21st November for ¥25,000, selling out of its first shipment of 300,000 units within a few hours: hardly surprising considering it launched with Super Mario World and F-Zero.

Last year to celebrate the console's 20th anniversary, Corbie Dillard shared his personal Super Famicom story explaining just why this console holds such a strong grip on the hearts of Nintendo fans.