|The redesigned NES- a.k.a. the Top Loader|
The NES/Famicom is probably one of the most important video game systems ever released. It made gaming more popular than ever with its wide variety of games and products. It introduced gamers to the now standard D-pad (directional pad) on controllers. It is also where major franchises such as Super Mario and Final Fantasy started- both of which are still around to this day. With the advent of Virtual Console, the NES/Famicom lives on.