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Fully assembled Nintendo Famicom console.

The Famicom was the first console to popularize D-pad controllers to acquire user input. Departing from the era of joysticks, the inclusion of the D-pad allowed for quick and accurate controls.

The controllers are similar, but not the same...

The first controller boasts the traditional layout: D-pad on the left, "select" and "start" buttons in the center, and "b" and "a" buttons on the right.

However, the second controller has a built-in microphone and a volume switch at the expense of the central "select" and "start" buttons... Cool!

This is the only console we know of that has a microphone on one of its standard controllers.

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