The Nintendo 64 Turns 20 Years Old Today

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On June 23, 1996, the Nintendo 64 first went on sale in Japan. Twenty years ago! Think about that.

Facing off against Sony’s PlayStation, the Nintendo 64, which was the last major home console to use cartridges and which came with a unique controller, would see iconic and influential games like Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and GoldenEye 007, among many others.

Thanks for the memories and the games!

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.