Global Total as of 30th Sep 2017 (units): 1.23m
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment SystemAlso on: Wii, Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows
Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment Genre: Platform

Total Units

North America: 0.54m 43.9%
+ Europe: 0.06m 4.9%
+ Japan: 0.62m 50.4%
+ Rest of the World: 0.01m 0.8%
= Global 1.23m

Release History

Akumajou Dracula Konami Digital EntertainmentJapan26th September 1986Retail
Castlevania Konami Digital EntertainmentNorth America01st May 1987Retail
Castlevania Konami Digital EntertainmentEurope19th December 1988Retail

Game Overview

Castlevania, known in Japan as Akumajo Dracula, is an action-platformer that was developed and published by Konami. Initially, it was released for the Famicom Disk System in Japan in September of 1986, but was later ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in May of 1987 and then in Europe in 1988.

The game is the very first one released in the Castlevania series of games, which usually focuses on hunting down Dracula. It has been ported to a variety of different platforms, including but not limited to the Commodore 64, Game Boy Advance, Wii's Virtual Console, as well as the Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console. Castlevania has been highly rated by numerous publications, including being rated as the 22nd best game made on a Nintendo system by Nintendo Power.

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naruball (on 23 May 2010)
Why does everyone think this game was
hard? I'm not a great player and was
able to beat it like any other game.
Nintendogamer (on 29 January 2010)
I'm the 100th owner!
kc713 (on 08 January 2009)
for all those who are'nt Generation X &
was able to experiment this,you missed
nathantay (on 06 September 2008)
What a great game. 10/10
HanzoTheRazor (on 25 August 2008)
9/10 classic, but very hard.
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