July 15th 1983: NES released
On this day in 1983, the Nintendo Entertainment System console was released in Japan. The NES was later released in North America in 1985 and in Europe in 1986. It was the best selling game console of its time, and in 2009 was named the greatest ever games console. Some of its most successful games include Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.