Let's Watch Old Japanese Nintendo CommercialsLuke Plunkett7/15/11 12:00am951EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkJuly 15, 1983. If that's your birthday, happy birthday! If it's not, that's cool. It's still a very special date in history. Because it's the day the Nintendo Famicom first went on sale in Japan.