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


Now, thanks to the success of its classic Mini NES and mini SNES devices, Nintendo has cottoned on to the desire to see more nostalgic devices available for gamers.

Rumours are (once again) rife that Nintendo could be on the brink of bringing back the Game Boy, almost 30 years on from the hand-held console's original launch.

Earlier this week, BGR noticed a Japanese trademark Twitter bot tweeted a picture of an OG-looking Game Boy, as well as information on a bunch of Game Boy-accompanying accessories.

The 30th birthday of the iconic grey handheld is in 2019, so the suggestion that Nintendo has filed a new trademark to release a new Game Boy in line with this significant anniversary doesn't seem too outlandish.

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In the meantime, reports that an all new N64 might be on the way should hold you over.

At this stage, little else is known about Nintendo's plans for a Game Boy relaunch - if indeed they do have any plans for it at all. The first, and more boring option, is that it is merely trying to protect its brand and ensure that no one produces a knockoff retro Game Boy or Game Boy themed merchandise.

The mini-console, which is named locally Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom, to honor the historical Japanese name of the Famicom family, sold a whopping 340,000 units at launch.

The second reason is that Nintendo might be preparing to release a classic version of its legendary handheld console. In fact, we wouldn't have a problem if they made the screen a bit bigger.