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Nintendo AVS (Advanced Video System)
« on: December 06, 2016, 03:39:06 am »
Has anyone ever seen this before? Apparently this is what we almost got instead of the NES in 1985 in USA: Seems like it would have been closer to those 8-bits computer systems overall:

http://imgur.com/a/SThRB
http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/Nintendo_AVS

https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Video_System&prev=search






Basically, a NES with a keyboard, data storage unit, infrared gamepads, handheld joystick and more.


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Re: Nintendo AVS (Advanced Video System)
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 05:01:21 am »
I saw a youtuber briefly talk about it but that's it.
There's so few info about it, it's not even funny.

I'm not sure why they decided to completely change the design but perhaps this is due to the fact
Atari refused to distribute it after they saw Coleco demoing Donkey Kong on the ADAM
and Nintendo wanted to sell it as a "kids" device.
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Re: Nintendo AVS (Advanced Video System)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 05:33:17 am »
I never heard of it either, except that one post on some local retrogaming group on Facebook earlier today (likely why DJ posted about it). Seems like they wanted to do something akin to the Commodore 64 before scratching that and going to something simpler with what we know as the NES.
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Re: Nintendo AVS (Advanced Video System)
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 06:56:04 am »
I have the feeling that they discontinued it in order to make the first Nintendo console more kid-friendly indeed, and also to not force players to play through a tape to find the program, type run MARIO.bas, or whatever is required to do on the C64. And perhaps 8-bit computers didn't catch on enough in North America and they decided to try something new.
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