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March 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 134 - Famicom


We look at the Family Computer, or the Famicom's development.  The state Nintendo was in before they entered into home dedicated consoled, and then explored programable consoles.  We look at how the console was developed with the main focus being on cost and quality.  The reason behind the use of the MOS 6502 chipset, sourcing ROM chips, and bringing it together into the red package that many love to this day.  This is part one of a two part look at the Famicom in Japan!


TCW 037 - Nintendo and Gunpei Yokoi:

TCW 067 - The Birth of the Japanese Consoles:

OPEC Oil Embargo 1973 NBC Nightly News:

Wild Gunman Back to the Future 2:

Wild Gunman Arcade 1974:

A Critical Hit! Wild Gunman:

Before Mario Blog:

TCW 027 - The Magnavox Patent Lawsuits:

Nintendo Color 15:


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