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8-bit

Quick Definition

Technically, this refers to a single byte of data, a format that uses bytes as the base unit, a computer that runs on an 8-bit processor, or software designed to run on such a computer.

However, this has also come to refer to the simple, pixelatted graphical style that was common on old video game consoles, as the early ones used 8-bit processors.

See this article for more detailed information.