From Sega Retro


Strictly speaking, while "Super NES" is common in the States, in Europe it always seems to have been called "Super Nintendo". At least, that's what a few minutes watching ads on YouTube tells me.

Not that it matters, just an interesting titbit. -Black Squirrel (talk) 10:31, 7 February 2016 (CST)

The official SNES Development Manual list one of the common issues that comes up during the approval process was the use of "Nintendo" and "Super Nintendo" as a shorthand for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System respectively. I can't speak for the PAL market myself, but looking up at official content published or licensed by Nintendo of America (e.g. Nintendo Power's own coverage of the platform, print and TV ads, instruction booklets, engraving/labels on first-party peripherals, ect.), they always used Super NES as their officially recognized shorthand for the platform and occasionally SNES, but never Super Nintendo. They actually sent out this pamphlet from retailers discouraging the use of "Nintendo" when referring to the NES console. Arkhound (talk) 17:12, 7 February 2016 (CST)