A Nintendo Game Boy Classic could be the next retro redo

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A Nintendo Game Boy Classic could be the next retro redo

Japanese launch sales numbers are in for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom, and Nintendo has unsurprisingly sold quite a few of the retro consoles in its home country.

The Japanese video game company filed a trademark in its home country on September 15, which included an image of the original 1989 Game Boy.

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.

The SNES Classic Mini is the 16-bit, retro version of the SNES, but it only comes with 21 games out of the box - we can assume that a lot of them involve moustached men in dungarees - and "Cluster" does not feel that this is enough. Why file this trademark now if not to prepare for a new system?

Normally, the SNES Classic has a set default of 21 games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2, with set menus and backgrounds. Could Nintendo be plotting more, though? The original Game Boy with large, thick casing and the neon green display was released in 1989, and was the first truly portable gaming consoles.

Back in 2005, Nintendo released a smaller version of the Game Boy Advance called the Game Boy Micro.

Nintendo has yet to confirm anything on the topic, but it did previously file a trademark for the Nintendo 64 and the prevailing rumour is that Nintendo are planning a Classic Mini version of that console.

Nevertheless, if Nintendo does not come with any such device, you can always play Game Boy cartridges using Hyperkin's Android phone add-on SmartBoy.

Famitsu reports that consumers bought up 368,913 Mini Super Famicoms during the hardware's first four days of availability.

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