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Original advertisement for the NES found on eBay

Posted on December 19, 2016 by in General Nintendo, News

After a reported five years of searching, the first advertisement for what would become the Nintendo Entertainment System has been located.

Hidden a few pages into a 1984 issue of Consumer Electionics is the first advertisement for the NES, in the form of a prototype known as the Advanced Video System, or AVS. Found by archivist Frank Cifaldi on eBay, he parted with a measly $6.99 for what he considered an “extremely lucky” find.




Those familiar with the efforts of gaming historians know that such a find is a big win against the loss of games and games related media, such as advertisements like this one. Props to Frank for finding this! You can read the original article on Kotaku here.


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