Based on its latest console re-release development, we’re beginning to assume that gaming is solely a entrance for Nintendo and that the corporate has been engaged on a shrink ray for the previous few years. The title for the Wii should have been impressed by one thing, in spite of everything.
Now that now we have the NES Classic Mini and the SNES Classic Mini, a trademark has appeared in Japan which suggests the subsequent console getting used to check the Nintendo Shrink Ray might be the unique Game Boy.
According to Ninten-Switch.com, the trademark software that was tweeted out by a Japanese trademark bot was filed on September 15 and is for “the first Game Boy” , first launched in 1989.
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It covers a wide range of use circumstances together with “home video game console” applications in addition to “programs for smartphones,” “smartphone cases,” and “smartphone covers.” It additionally covers much less software-learning use circumstances resembling “key holders,” “necklaces,” and “watches.”
A trademark software this broad is, in fact, no indication that Nintendo has any plans to launch a Classic Mini Game Boy nevertheless it’s fascinating timing given the latest launch of the SNES Classic Mini.
To us, the pure development could be to proceed re-releasing the corporate’s residence consoles by transferring onto the Nintendo 64 Classic Mini. This is a perception that was strengthened by a latest European trademark submitting for a Nintendo 64 controller drawing.
Though we wouldn’t object to a Game Boy Classic Mini in any respect, there are some limitations to it. Though its video games would arguably be simpler to emulate than these of the Nintendo 64, it’d be exhausting to create a miniature Game Boy that’s inexpensive and true to the unique and embody a display screen. There’s additionally the truth that you will get numerous the unique Game Boy video games on the Virtual Console already.
That stated, Nintendo did show it may go tiny and useful with its 2005 Game Boy Micro so if the Game Boy Classic Mini had been to emerge, we think about it’d be one thing just like the miniature Game Boy Advance. And the success of the NES and SNES Classic editions is proof sufficient that present emulations will not cease Nintendo followers searching for out a extra genuine kind issue.
With the DS line and the Nintendo Switch in the marketplace, Nintendo clearly has no downside with splitting its time between residence consoles and transportable consoles. A miniature Game Boy may merely be a method to break up its basic lineup in an identical approach.