Famicom Disk System
Famicom Disk System

The Family Computer Disk System (ファミリーコンピュータ ディスクシステム, Famirī Konpyūta Disuku Shisutemu, sometimes abbreviated as the Famicom Disk System, the Disk System, or simply the FDS) was released on February 21, 1986 by Nintendo as a peripheral to their overwhelmingly popular Family Computer console in Japan. It was a unit that sat underneath the Famicom and used proprietary floppy disks for data storage. It was announced, but never released, for the North American Nintendo Entertainment System.

The device was connected to the Famicom deck by plugging a modified cartridge known as the RAM Adapter into the system's cartridge port, which attached via a supplied cable to the disk drive. The RAM adapter contained 32 kilobytes of RAM for temporary program storage, 8 kilobytes of RAM for tile and sprite data storage, and an ASIC known as the 2C33. The ASIC acted as a disk controller for the floppy drive, and also included additional sound hardware featuring primitive FM synthesis capabilities. The floppy disks used were double-sided, with a capacity of 64 kilobytes per side. Many games spanned both sides of a disk, requiring the user to switch sides at some point during gameplay. A few games used two full disks (four sides). The Famicom Disk System was capable of running on six C-cell batteries or the supplied AC adapter, even though the Famicom itself was not portable.

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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
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A boxed, official power supply for the Famicom Disk System. This item will require a step down transformer if it is to be used in the UK. Other countries may need some kind of adapters or voltage converters too. This item is boxed, tested and works fine.
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A loose Famicom Disk System console with a loose AV Modded Famicom console. This is everything you will need to start playing Famicom and Famicom Disk System games. This bundle comes unboxed with the Famicom, Controllers, AV Leads, Famicom Disk System, Ram Adapter and a dual UK power supply. Everything has been tested and works fine - the FDS...
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A Boxed Famicom Disk System console. You will need to Famicom to connect this unit to which is not included. This console comes boxed with the ram adapter, has been tested and works fine. It works off batteries or a power supply - I can include a UK power supply for a small extra charge if the buyer requires one.
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A loose Famicom Disk System console. You will need to Famicom to connect this unit to which is not included. This console comes loose with the ram adapter and a UK power supply, has been tested and works fine.
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A loose Famicom Twin AN500-B console in Black. Plays both Famicom and Famicom Disk System games. Comes with AV leads and UK Power Supply. Everything has been tested and works fine. Please ensure your TV will play an NTSC signal before buying this console bundle.
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A loose Famicom Twin AN500-R console in Red. Plays both Famicom and Famicom Disk System games. Comes with AV leads and UK Power Supply. Everything has been tested and works fine. Please ensure your TV will play an NTSC signal before buying this console bundle.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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£15
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
yes
yes
£15
more info
Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
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A stepdown transformer to convert 240V to 110V, allowing imported games consoles to be used with a UK power supply. Can be used with any US or Japanese games console. This stepdown has UK plug connector type so it cannot be used in Europe without an adapter. Items is brand new and boxed.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
yes
yes
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
This game is brand new and sealed
yes
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Japanese Famicom Disk System Game. Requires both the Famicom System and the add-on famicom Disk System.
yes
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