Nintendo Marks 30th Anniversary

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Japanese producer Shigeru Miyamoto, (C) general producer of the video game Pikmin 3 for Wii U, and Super Mario 3d World's director Koichi Hayashida (2nd L) and producer Yoshiyuki Kojima kick off Nintendo's showcase of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 at the Los Angeles Theater on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Famicom system in Japan. The console eventually paved the way for the success of video games in the U.S. when it was released in North America as the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1985.

Since then, gaming has become a billion-dollar, worldwide industry, and has evolved to include three dimensional graphics and human interaction.

But even with the major advances in game technology, many gamers still prefer the classics. Employees at Citadel Games in Bangor say many people come in looking for the games they grew up playing in the 1980s and 90s.

"We see a lot of people around the 40, 50-year-old mark coming in and saying, 'Wow, I haven't seen this in 20 years, it's totally amazing!'" said manager Grant Beals.

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