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The Nintendo NES-101 (also known as the NES 2) was a more compact version of the NES that was released in 1993, after the Super NES had come out. It used a top-loading cartridge method, as opposed to the not-as-robust slot of the NES, and had a new controller design similar to that of the Super NES. The NES-101 was initially priced at $49.99 and was only sold for a short period of time.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Oct. 15, 1993
  • Price at launch: $49.99


  • Alias: Control Deck, Top Loader, NES 2, New Famicon, AV Famicon

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  • Color: White / Red / Gray / Black
  • Exterior surface: Matte


  • CPU brand: Ricoh
  • CPU model: 2A03
  • CPU speed: 1.79 MHz
  • GPU brand: Ricoh
  • GPU model: 2C02
  • RAM: 2 KB


  • Audio / Video output: Proprietary
  • Physical controller port(s): 2
  • Controller connection: Wired


  • Game media: Cartridge
  • Backwards compatibility: NES


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