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Classic Nintendo Game Boy Is Coming, Trademark Filing Suggests

Classic Nintendo Game Boy Is Coming, Trademark Filing Suggests

It's been tweeted out by a Japanese trademark bot. In a Japanese Twitter account that seems to track trademarks (via Sora News 24; via Fortune), it makes mention of the Game Boy.

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

According to a translation from Kotaku, the application covers everything from "home video game console" programs as well as "programs for smartphones", "smartphone cases", "smartphone covers", as well as "key holders", "necklaces", and "watches" - but nothing specific relating to either GameBoy Mini or GameBoy Classic. The famous Nintendo console is coming back in stock this week, so if you missed it make sure to grab one before Nintendo discontinues this one too. It will be not easy for Nintendo to develop a mini Game Boy that along with being affordable includes a screen and stays true to the original one.

Most headlines you'll read today will claim this is proof that Nintendo is working on a miniature version of the beloved Game Boy as part of its Classic line.

No real details have been unveiled concerning the new trademark, although some outlets erroneously stated that "Game Boy Classic Mini" had been trademarked, which is in fact untrue.

So it could be that Nintendo is simply attempting to market the design of the Game Boy rather than re-release the console. That move seems even more likely as the 30th anniversary of the first Game Boy will happen in 2019. The Game Boy was small enough as it was, thank you.

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