Super Nintendo (SNES)

An instant success at release, the Super Nintendo became the best selling console of the 16-bit era despite launching relatively late and facing intense competition from the Sega Genesis. With 49.3 million units sold world wide, the SNES remained extremely popular even throughout the 32-bit era, and production was only discontinued in 2003 (a year later than the N64). Building on the success of some of Nintendo's NES franchises, the SNES was home to some of the greatest video games of all time, including: Super Mario World (1990), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991), Donkey Kong Country (1994), EarthBound (1994), Super Metroid (1994), and Yoshi's Island (1995).