Super Nintendo Entertainment System

This article is about the console. For the SNES game system decoration from Generation II, see Game system.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
スーパーファミコン Super Famicom
North American model
Release dates
Japan: November 21, 1990
North America: August 23, 1991
Europe: April 11, 1992
Australia: July 3, 1992
South Korea: December 1992[1]
China: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Technical specs
  • CPU: 16-bit 65c816 Ricoh 5A22 3.58 MHz
  • Main RAM: 128 kB
  • Video RAM: 64 kB
  • Audio RAM: 64 kB
  • Audio output: 32 kHz 16-bit stereo
  • Total colors: 32768
  • Full list
Related information
Console generation: Fourth generation
Pokémon generations: I, II
Console type: Home
External links

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Japanese: スーパーファミコン Super Famicom), also known as the Super Nintendo, is a cartridge-based console created by Nintendo. It is often shortened to SNES. It is the successor to the Nintendo Entertainment System, and was eventually succeeded by the Nintendo 64.

It has twice the built in memory of the older Nintendo Entertainment System. It was the best selling console in the 16-bit era. The controller had a directional pad, A, B, X and Y buttons and "twin shoulder buttons".


Pokémon games

With Satellaview

Title Genre Release
Monthly Coin Toss: Pokémon Card Magazine Magazine 1998

With Nintendo Power (via SF Memory Cassette)

Title Genre Release
Picross NP Vol. 1 Puzzle 1999

With Super Game Boy or Super Game Boy 2

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Red and Green Main series RPG 1996
Pokémon Blue Main series RPG 1996
Pokémon Red and Blue Main series RPG 1998
Pokémon Yellow Main series RPG 1998

Game Boy Color Pokémon games

Although designed for the Game Boy Color, these Pokémon games can also be played on the Game Boy, thus can also be played on the Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Trading Card Game Card game 1998
Pokémon Pinball Pinball 1999
Pokémon Gold and Silver Main series RPG 1999



Game systems with Pokémon games
Nintendo handheld consoles
GB (Pocket · GBL · SGB · SGB2) • GBCminiGBA (SP · GBm · GBP)
DS (Lite · DSi · DSi XL) • 3DS (XL · 2DS · New 3DS · New 3DS XL · New 2DS XL)
Switch (Lite · OLED)
Nintendo home consoles
SNES (BS-X · SGB · NP · SGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP)
Wii (Family Edition · mini) • Wii U
Switch (OLED)
Sega consoles