When was Super Mario Bros released in North America?

If you had asked me, I would’ve said ‘late 1985’. Turns out that’s about as accurate as you can get, and it might not even be the right year.  It turns out that because of the oddities of the North American launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System, nailing down an actual launch date is really rather difficult.  Frank Cifaldi over at Gamasutra takes a crack at answering the question, and it’s really a great read if you’ve not seen it yet.  So what are you waiting for? Go!

Also, here’s a launch commercial, which is brilliant.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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