Nintendo Tipped To Resurrect Original Game Boy

James Marshall
October 12, 2017

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.

The firm has recently re-released mini versions of its classic consoles from the mid 80's and early 90's, the NES and SNES, so a relaunch of the vintage handheld gaming system would certainly follow the trend which has also been taken up by others, such as phone maker Nokia who recently released a remake of its almost indestructible 3310. Although it appears to be a de facto likeness trademark protection application.

Nintendo has filed a trademark for a device that appears to be the original Game Boy. Obviously, a re-release is far from guaranteed, but with the 30 anniversary of the original Game Boy less than two years away, it's most definitely not out of the question.

The trademark request from Nintendo was found by a Japanese bot, which then tweeted the image. 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. It is plausible that Nintendo could revive its portable brand as a Classic Edition at the same time as the N64 Classic Edition console lands, as it's unlikely that they would cannibalise each other's sales.

The original version was launched back in 1991 and the Super NES Classic edition was released in stores on 29 September and includes 21 built-in games.

Along with its successor, the Game Boy Color, it has sold over 118 million units worldwide.

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