The Nintendo 64 is a video game console that was released by Nintendo in 1996. It is the first console to use 64-bit processors, and it features innovative 3D graphics and gameplay. The Nintendo 64 is very successful, selling over 32 million units worldwide. The Nintendo 64 was released in Japan on June 23, 1996, and in North America on September 29, 1996. The console was released in Europe on March 1, 1997. The Nintendo 64 was initially released with two games: Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64. The Nintendo 64 was very successful, due in part to its innovative 3D graphics and gameplay. The console also has a strong lineup of first-party games, including Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, and Star Fox 64.