The Nintendo Entertainment System (abbreviated NES), released in Japan as the Nintendo Family Computer (Japanese: Famiri Konpiyuta, often shortened to Famicom [Famikon] or simply abbreviated as NFC), is a Nintendo console that is considered the successor to Nintendo's Color TV Game series, and is Nintendo's first home console with interchangeable cartridges. It is an 8-bit console that introduced various franchises to the world such as the iconic Mario series, The Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy.
Nearly 62 million units were sold worldwide, making it the second best selling Nintendo console of all time (the Wii being the first). The best selling game on the console is Super Mario Bros., though the total number of units sold includes those bundled with the console (which consists of a majority of the units).
The best selling stand alone title on the system is Super Mario Bros. 3 at 18 million copies sold worldwide. The Nintendo Entertainment System has been sold to retailers in a majority of Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia. Its successor was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, released in 1991.