Whilst all the clowns and fools say Happy Birthday to the Nintendo 64, i simply say “Happy US Release Date Anniversary”, because simply that’s what it is, ones birthday is when one is born, a devices birthday is when it was originally released. If one is born in Japan, they can never say they were born in America, not much changes with a device, when it is was originally released in Japan, you cannot say it was originally released in America and vise versa, consoles like the Xbox were released first in USA, so that’s where their birthday belongs.
I am so glad the PS4 was released in USA first, now these so called games journalists can get the fucking birthday right for once >.<
Anyhow, most of the world sees today in 1996 as the day the N64 was released in North America, but there are others who state that the original release was the 26th of September and not 29th.
The reason that a lot of North Americans know the 26th as the US release date, is because several retailers decided to release the console three days early without Nintendo’s permission, Nintendo had originally outlined the 29th of September as the consoles release date, but with the street date being broken, they gave the go ahead for it to be released early.