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TCW 134: Famicom

We look at the Family Computer, or the Famicom's development. The state Nintendo was in before they entered into home dedicated consoled, and then explored programable consoles. We look at how the console was developed with the main focus being on cost and quality. The reason behind the use of the MOS 6502 chipset, sourcing ROM chips, and bringing it together into the red package that many love to this day. This is part one of a two part look at the Famicom in Japan!