Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Game Boy Classic May Be Nintendo's Next Big Seller

Game Boy Classic May Be Nintendo's Next Big Seller reports that the trademark was recently discovered. However, a recent tweet by a Japanese licensing and trademark bot has set off rumours that Nintendo is exploring possibilities of either bringing back the GameBoy or revitalising it for a new generation of players. It released a Classic Mini SNES. Nostalgic games such as "Zombie Ate My Neighbors" is part of the list, aside from those already included in the original and official list.

Here is how the trademark listing appears on website Japan Platform for Patent Information. 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".

Now, a Japanese trademark application has popped up for a Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy.

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. Japan is obviously a much smaller market, but Nintendo still got nearly 173,000 more units into consumers' hands in just four days of the Mini Super Famicom being on sale. There were 1,049 games released for the handheld, so Nintendo shouldn't have any trouble choosing a couple of dozen. A few months back, Nintendo also renewed the trademark on the Nintendo 64, further suggesting that there is more to come from these nanoscopic nostalgia trips.

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