The Famicom Just Won An Award At The Tokyo Game Awards 2023

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At this year’s annual Tokyo Game Awards, which are held during the Tokyo Game Show, the Family Computer — known as the Famicom or NES (to us) — won the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (thanks VGC).

That’s a rather long title for an award that recognises someone or something that has contributed significantly to the growth of the Japanese games industry. The official website says that “Rather than just being a hit toy, it laid the foundation for the world’s game industry, which has continued to develop for 40 years up to the present day”, and that the video games industry would not be where it is today without the Famicom. For reference, FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki won the award in 2022.

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