Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Nintendo Entertainment System

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Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

One of my favorite articles. After reading this article I became adicted to the Wikipedia. It is the only place on the internet that gives a history of the development of emulators. Totally worthy of featured status--The_stuart 16:07, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • I'll support it. Good article. Andre (talk) 18:13, Jan 2, 2005 (UTC)
  • It's got my support (and not only because I spent a good deal of time working on it...). It's come along nicely and covers everything it should cover, really (one might even call it "encyclopedic" ;-)). Seancdaug 19:00, Jan 2, 2005 (UTC)
  • I'd like to see it a little more polished before supporting. Some of the chronology is a little backwards (discussion of all the components available for the Famicom before mentioning its release date; similarly for the U.S. release, where peripherals, (un)successful games and units sold are discussed at length before mentioning the actual release and sales.) The language could be a little more neutral ("draconian" and "rabid", for instance), and continuity between writing styles could be improved. Aside from that, though, I think it's very close. -- Wapcaplet 21:30, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • I've just addressed some of these concerns: I've changed some of the language to enhance neutrality, and rearranged the Japanese chronology. I didn't really touch the U.S. chronology, though: I'm not sure how best to handle it, as I can't think of a way of discuss the pricing of the two different packages without first discussing R.O.B. and why it was release in the first place. I'm worried that substantial alterations would interrupt the flow of the piece. But I'm sure someone else can think of some way to handle it, or otherwise I'll head back to the drawing board and rewrite the whole section from scratch. Seancdaug 00:59, Jan 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support looks good to me ... but I too agreed chronology looked screwed up ... this change is great.  ALKIVARRadioactive.svg 05:09, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support—a fine example of tech-cruft. Everyking 12:01, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support Awesome Work. Very informative.--Alsocal 08:00, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Object but this is minor - can you check if the Nintendo Family Computer (red and white one) was sold ONLY in Japan? I owned one as a kid I don't remember traveling to Japan to buy one. If this is okay then support. --JuntungWu 09:58, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • D'oh! You're right, actually: the Famicom was marketed in Japan and South Korea. I noticed this omission in the intro paragraph (and changed the wording earlier to reflect that) but completely forgot about it in the history section. I'll make the change, as well as adding a brief bit of information about the Dendy (the unlicensed NES clone in Russia). -Seancdaug 15:54, Jan 5, 2005 (UTC)
      • Fine then. Support. --JuntungWu 04:59, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Excellent fix, support. Minor objection. The article covers a lot of greatly detailed information on the variations and on the market forces and coming to market, but for the US at least, the article covers very little on just exactly how dominating and successful the system was. Nintendo practically was synonymous with video game consoles. That lack of coverage is unusual in an article like this that is usually POV on the side of overly enthusiastic support. In order to not be POV with this addition, some good sources would be needed to cite just how succesful, widespread, and part of the culture the system was. Otherwise looks well done and extraordinarily comprehensive. - Taxman 05:13, Jan 7, 2005 (UTC)
    • Just added a paragraph in the The Later Years section that talks a little bit about the success of the system and its games. Hard to pin down exact sales numbers, though I did what I could. I added two more references documenting where I found what I did. Hope this helps! -Seancdaug 08:14, Jan 7, 2005 (UTC)
  • I'll support this. It's very well-written and interesting. I found the section on piracy especially thrilling. Good work to the many editors of this article. -SocratesJedi 07:49, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • support I love the sections, "Differences between the Famicom and the NES" and "Licensed vs. unlicensed". Both of them are informative for people that have played the NES but were not hardcore fans. *cough* --Anonymous Cow 06:18, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Almafeta 04:30, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)