Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Science | By Tyler Owen

Nintendo file a new trademark on the original Game Boy

Nintendo file a new trademark on the original Game Boy

As AnimeNewsNetwork reports, a trademark filing by Nintendo back on September 15 suggests that after the NES Classic we'll be getting a Game Boy Classic.

"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on a SNES Classic on any of the auction sites".

NintendoPromotional picture for the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini.

Let's review. Nintendo released a Classic Mini NES. As of now, there has been no comment from Nintendo over the development.

The rapidly-developing SNES Classic hacking scene has already gotten to the point where owners of the system can add new stuff relatively easily.

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Since conquering the threat of bankruptcy by making a spectacular comeback during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Nintendo is determined to live up to the hype by introducing another console for those who would like to go on a more nostalgic road compared to the futuristic Switch.

Even though a Classic Mini Game Boy is not completely out of question, there are some limitations to it. It describes a "program for home video game machine" and includes an image of the first Game Boy originally released way back in 1989.

As for why the company is filing these patents, Nintendo could just be attempting to prevent third-party companies from using the likeness of the Game Boy or the Nintendo 64 for non-affiliated products. If the company does move ahead with a mini Game Boy, it could be more on lines with the 2005 Game Boy Micro, and would be priced based on the number of games the company plans to offer with it. In May, Samsung licensed the add-on, which is now available for $49.99, notes AnimeNewsNetwork.

The SNES Classic mini console has sold over 360,000 units in Japan, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu (via NeoGAF). The N64 Classic Edition is rumored to launch sometime next year.

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