What is required, the famed Famicom
developer said, is "something extra.
Released only in Japan for the Famicom
(known as the Nintendo Entertainment System(R) in America) in 1990, FINAL FANTASY III was the first entry in the world-renowned franchise to sell over a million units.
Hudson Soft was the first to develop and market personal computer game software in Japan (1978) and the company was the first third-party publisher for Nintendo's Famicom
Romancing SaGa's story is based on the original Super Famicom
(Super Nintendo Entertainment System in America) game, which was never released in America.
will launch XBAND for the Super Famicom
in Japan in Spring 1996.
The filing of the civil suit followed the discovery of counterfeit semiconductor chips manufactured by TSMC contained in 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES) and Super Famicom
video game hardware units sold in Colombia, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Equity partners include Viacom Corp, Blockbuster Entertainment Group and Nissho Iwai, whose wholly-owned subsidiary, Catapult Entertainment Japan, will launch XBAND for the Super Famicom
platform in early 1996.
In addition, Acclaim announced it will become the first American publisher of 16-bit Nintendo Super Famicom
software in Japan via its Tokyo-based subsidiary, with the introduction of its WWF(R) Super WrestleMania(TM) to that market later this month.
Unit sales in Japan for the 16-bit Super Famicom
(known as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in America) have continued to outpace those of the rival 32-bit systems since they were introduced last fall.
Acclaim executives estimate that sales of Super Famicom
software will reach approximately 15 million units in Japan this year.
This fall, Catapult will offer XBAND for the PC as well as introduce XBAND for the Super Famicom
platform in Japan.
The company introduced its first electronic games in Japan in 1970, and followed with its first home video game system, the Famicom
, which was introduced in Japan in 1983.