And Wanikun’s battery started to fail, which meant he had to keep the console plugged in and turned on at all times to save the progress. So he kept the console alive for more than 180,000 hours. The most curious part is that he’s not even interested in playing the game any longer. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America. It was an instant success; Nintendo’s initial shipment of 300,000 units sold out within hours, and the resulting social disturbance led the Japanese government to ask video game manufacturers to schedule future console releases on weekends.