The Nintendo 64 was released in Japan on June 23, 1996. The console was then released in North America three months later on September 29, 1996.
The Nintendo 64 was a major revolution in the world of gaming. It was the first game system to feature a joystick scheme on the controller for primary control. This console was also considered Nintendo's downfall, as many other game companies used Nintendo's ideas and moved forward with their own technologies. Some of the Nintendo 64's greatest game releases included "GoldenEye 007," "Super Mario 64," the "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" and "Star Fox 64."