Nintendo 64DD

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Nintendo 64DD
64DD-Attached.jpg
Nintendo 64, with 64DD installed
Developer Nintendo, Alps Electric
Manufacturer Alps Electric
Type Video game console peripheral
Generation Fifth generation (32-bit/64-bit era)
Release date
  • JP: December 1, 1999
Retail availability 1999–2001
Discontinued
  • JP: February 28, 2001 (2001-02-28)
Units shipped 15,000 (estimated)
Media Magnetic disk (64 MB)
Storage 36 megabit ROM (audio/font)[1]
Input Microphone[1]
Camera Game Boy Camera
Connectivity 28.8 kbps dialup modem[1]
Online services Randnet[2]
Dimensions 10.2" x 7.5" x 3.1" (260mm x 190mm x 78.7mm)[1]
Weight 3.53 lbs (1.6kg)[1]
Related articles Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64DD (DD meaning Disk Drive) was a magnetic disk add-on for the Nintendo 64. It was considered too late in the fifth generation and flopped on its release in Japan in 1999. When it came out, the Dreamcast had already been released and soon for Nintendo fans the GameCube was developed with a built-in CD drive. For these reasons, it flopped, and few games were ever released for it. Super Mario 64 2 (sequel to Nintendo 64's 1996 Super Mario 64 was planned, but cancelled due to the commercial failure of the Nintendo 64DD. In 2004, a Ninetndo DS remake called Super Mario 64 DS and was released the same day as the original DS.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Schneider, Peer (February 9, 2001). "Everything About the 64DD". IGN. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  2. "Partners". Recruit. Archived from the original on August 22, 2002. Retrieved June 14, 2014.