Let’s review. Nintendo released a Classic Mini NES. It released a Classic Mini SNES. And now, a Japanese trademark for “Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy” has been filed in Japan.
Ninten-Switch.com reports that the trademark was recently discovered. It’s been tweeted out by a Japanese trademark bot.
The trademark was filed on September 15, and it covers a variety of “home video game console” programs as well as “programs for smartphones,” “smartphone cases,” “smartphone covers,” as well as “key holders,” “necklaces,” and “watches.” Some of the trademarks could be to protect the “Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy” brand.
Back in 2005, Nintendo released a smaller version of the Game Boy Advance called the Game Boy Micro.
Kotaku reached out to Nintendo prior to publication, but has yet to hear back.
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