Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Nintendo Just Registered A New Game Boy Trademark In Japan

Nintendo Just Registered A New Game Boy Trademark In Japan

There's also a possibility that Nintendo is planning on releasing a new entry in its series of classic consoles: The Game Boy Classic Edition. Then, next summer the NES Classic is set to be re-released putting renewed pressure on Nintendo's production lines.

The folks over at the Japanese site Ninten-Switch.com dove into the trademark filing and came back with a lot of information.

Though a Game Boy mini would undoubtedly be minute, it'd go someway to beating the Game Boy Micro, a beautifully-sleek 5cm long redesign of the Game Boy Advance, released in 2005.

Nintendo's nostalgia-fuelled Super NES Classic has been out for less than two weeks, but it's already been hacked to add more games and custom backgrounds.

The trademark was discovered courtesy of a Twitter bot that publishes newly filed trademarks.

Though we wouldn't object to a Game Boy Classic Mini at all, there are some limitations to it. The trademark does not specifically reference a "Game Boy Classic Edition" or offer up any real details, but there is no mistaking the rendered image for anything but a Game Boy system of some sort. This trademark covers a wide range of subjects, from "programs for home video game machines, to smartphones cases, smartphone covers, key rings, cards, and necklaces".

The SNES Classic mini console has sold over 360,000 units in Japan, according to the latest numbers from Famitsu (via NeoGAF). Furthermore, not all games may work properly, especially since it was not officially released by Nintendo.

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