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Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Game Boy Classic Could Be Nintendo's Next Throwback

Game Boy Classic Could Be Nintendo's Next Throwback

Jumping back in time to make a Classic edition of the Game Boy simply doesn't fit this logical progression.

The Game Boy Classic Edition could follow a Classic Edition of the N64 console, which is rumored to come out next year.

The first batch of the $80 units quickly sold out, but GameStop and ThinkGeek said Tuesday that they have received enough new stock to last through Thursday.

Part of Nintendo's standing Classic Edition strategy is to scale down the dimensions of the original system, which may seem unusual to do with the already-portable Game Boy.

A Twitter bot tasked with skimming Japanese trademarks recently stumbled across one from Nintendo that has the Internet talking.

Nintendo appears to be toying with everyone's emotions yet again, filing a trademark application that included an image of the original Game Boy and igniting a handful of rumors, speculations, and general confusion about what exactly this company is up to. Since then, Nintendo has released increasingly sophisticated mobile consoles, culminating in the Switch, its first true hybrid game system. There is no indication that the console is going in production.

I'm also a fan of taking a screen from a similar, higher fidelity game and using that to frame the SNES version, as NeoGAF's Dimentios did with this Donkey Kong Country-themed border. The portable game-playing gadget got an upgrade nearly 10 years later with the release of the Game Boy Color, which was released in 1998. Given how popular the Game Boy was, it seems reasonable to think there be demand for a modern remake pre-loaded with original games. It sold a lot of consoles in the years after its release.

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