So, nobody knows when SMB came out.

Glowsquid

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Long story short, a writer of Gamasutra did a ridiculously in-depth investigation to find what is the "true" release date of the original Super Mario Bros., as it seems every sources say something different. SPOILER: Other than proving it was available on store shelves before 1986, he doesn't.

More than a spergy fluff piece, the article makes a very good point about the state of video game history preservation, the blind trust the press gives to "first-hand" info and give some insight in the attitude video game executives have toward the legacy of the products they helped publish. And overall, it's just a very good read.
 

Ultraluigi

doing whatever since 2011
I thought everybody knew that it was released in 1985. But I guess I'm wrong about the release date.
 

Post-Damage Invincibility

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I love it when I see Mario doing his victory sign (that looks like a peace sign) on T-Shirts and it says "Down Since '85" on the shirt. But the people wearing them don't even look 25, let alone old enough to remember those times.
 

NSY

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It first release was on September 13, 1985. He forgot about the Super Mario Wiki. :mad:
 

Pokemon DP

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...preservation of our prominent media and all the finer details that go with them for future generations is very important, mate. Don't treat the issue so lightly.
 

Ernest Fine

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...he's gay?

New Super Yoshi said:
It first release was on September 13, 1985. He forgot about the Super Mario Wiki. :mad:
But is that right?
 

Bop1996

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New Super Yoshi said:
It first release was on September 13, 1985. He forgot about the Super Mario Wiki. :mad:
Given the fact that we didn't actually provide a source for the release date we have there, I'd much sooner check Wikipedia or some other source for that date.

(also lol Glowsquid forgetting about the wiki)
 

Mario4Ever

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Miyamoto himself said it was September 13th, 1985 (he said he'd remember it because it was a Friday the 13th) in Japan. The issue here (and the point of the investigation detailed in the article) is that we don't know the exact release date in the States.
 
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