Game Boy Classic probably isn't Nintendo's next miniature system

Gwen Vasquez
October 12, 2017

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. You'll learn the three central ideas behind the game's development, how Miyamoto's inability to work multiplayer into Super Mario games led to him pushing the team at HAL to put them into Kirby, or even that the demo footage of each of Super Star's games was played by Masahiro Sakurai himself. Though numerous categories are not related to the gaming, it may have been included to protect the Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy brand, notes Kotaku. It's been tweeted out by a Japanese trademark bot. Why file this trademark now if not to prepare for a new system?

Though Nintendo is now more into mobile games, the Game Boy holds a nostalgic value to the fans.

Normally, the SNES Classic has a set default of 21 games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2, with set menus and backgrounds.

Back in 2005, Nintendo released a smaller version of the Game Boy Advance called the Game Boy Micro.

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A trademark citing does not always mean a real product, but a fact that can't be denied is Nintendo's Classic Edition brand has enjoyed a massive success.

As for why Nintendo filed a trademark application for an image of a Game Boy, it's possible that it is simply trying to protect its brand, securing the likeness of the Game Boy for official swag and making sure other companies don't try to copy its design. It depicts what is clearly a Nintendo Game Boy (although the "Game Boy" name isn't specifically mentioned) and is associated with multiple categories including video games, keychains, clothing and cosmetics.

Famitsu reports that consumers bought up 368,913 Mini Super Famicoms during the hardware's first four days of availability.

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