Nintendo, a company you may recognize from such arcade hits as Donkey Kong and Mario Bros., attended this year’s Summer CES in Chicago to show off its new home system, the Nintendo Entertainment System. The system has seen a redesign since it was originally shown off in January. Gone is the sleek space-age design and wireless controllers. In their place is a new boxy shaped system with a flap on the front you can open to insert your game tapes into.
Nintendo originally planned to offer up a keyboard, a joystick, and a full size musical keyboard. After retailers balked at the idea of carrying another gaming machine in their stores, Nintendo went back to the drawing board to make the system more appealing. Nintendo is planning on including two controllers, a light gun, and a revolutionary robot that can interact with the games on the television. They hope to have this new gaming system on the market this fall. Time will tell if they can reinvigorate a market that has seen so many others abandon it.