Game Boy could be latest classic console to return, Nintendo trademark suggests

Doris Richards
October 12, 2017

As the new SNES Classic Edition continues to sell out almost instantaneously every time more units appears in stores or online, it seems like a no-brainer that Nintendo will continue to produce other retro consoles in the future.

Trademark applications can be very broad, but with Nintendo's recent trend of shrinking down classic consoles, a Game Boy Classic Mini doesn't seem like too much of a stretch of the imagination.

Ninten-Switch first noticed the trademark, which features an image of the highly recognisable original Game Boy design.

But now Nintendo might be about to do the same for its handheld Game Boy brand, at least if a new trademark filing by the firm is any indication. With the Nintendo NES Classic releasing past year and the SNES Classic following suit in 2017, many would believe that the N64 Classic would be up next but it seems the company might have other ideas.


Save for a massive leak, it could be months or even a year before we know whether or not Nintendo is working on its first portable Classic Edition console, but there's no question that it would be another hit for the company. This encompasses the likes of Super Mario 64 for the DS, both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time and Majora's Mask for 3DS and Goldeneye, which has received a few remakes over the years of questionable quality. However, regardless of whether or not a mini Game Boy Classic ever comes to fruition, the rumours have already whipper Twitter up into a frenzy of speculation.

KitGuru Says: I have no problem with the idea of a Game Boy Classic pushing the N64 Classic back a bit more as it does house some classic titles.

Classic console fans, buckle your proverbial seat belts, because it looks like another of Nintendo's most iconic consoles could be about to get a reboot. What games would you want on the Game Boy Classic?

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