The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993.

In Japan and Southeast Asia, the system is called the Super Family Computer, Super Famicom or SFC for short. In South Korea, it is known as the Super Comboy and was distributed by Hyundai Electronics. Although each version is essentially the same, several forms of regional lockout prevent direct compatibility.

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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities that compensated for its relatively slow CPU, compared with other consoles at the time. Additionally, the system's support for numerous enhancement chips (which shipped as part of certain game cartridges) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.

The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America from Sega's Genesis console. The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and although Nintendo has dropped all support for the console, it continues to be popular among fans, collectors and emulation enthusiasts, some of whom are still making "homebrew" ROM images.

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What's it worth? Take a look at this Snes price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

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Tracy - November 12, 2010

Hi i have a super nintendo console and 2 controllers and games(snes) 1992 and cannot find ac adapter or cables, can anyone tell me where i can get my missing items.
►reply: For power adapters, search for: 'snes adapter' and for cables, 'snes cable'.

Dennis Sleight - August 26, 2010

hi,i have a nintendo snes with 3 handsets and a console plus 18 game paks in working order do you think i would be able to sell it and how much would it be worth.dennis
►reply: It depends on a lot of things Dennis, like the condition of the console, is it boxed, etc. Take a look at the consoles on eBay and compare yours with it.