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Nintendo NES

Although released in Japan in 1983, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) wasn't released in the US until October 10, 1985. The deluxe set sold for $299. If instead of buying the NES on launch day, you had invested in Nintendo stock, your shares would be worth an estimated $13,311 today (or $12,420 after fees).
Release Date18 October 1985 (Japan: 15 July 1983)
Release Price$299.00 (Japan: 14,800)
Company (ticker)Nintendo (Tokyo: 7974)
Share Price (as of)JPY 36,680.00 (19 August 2017)
Est. Value (with fees)$13,311 ($12,420)
Est. Return44.52x price, 12.7% IRR
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