Nintendo has been registering a lot of trademarks recently, but no one is entirely sure what it is the company is up to.
When it comes to the battle to be the ultimate console, it has pretty much been neck and neck for top spot between Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation for the past decade or more. When it comes to breaking ground, however, and appealing to the general population, Nintendo has had it down for a long time. The Nintendo Wii is currently the third best selling console of all time.
Nintendo is currently in the early stages of trying to better that with yet another unique console, the Nintendo Switch. You can use it at home on your television like you would a regular console and also as a handheld device. It's pretty innovative and Nintendo knows all too well that if it wants to compete with Xbox and PlayStation sales, it has to give customers something they can't get elsewhere.
Recently it seems as if Nintendo has something else up its sleeve. As highlighted by UNILAD Gaming, the veteran gaming company has been filing an awful lot of trademarks lately. Not new ones per se, but familiar names that it seems Nintendo wants to bring back. GameCube, Nintendo 64, GameBoy, and Nintendo Entertainment System are just some of the things Nintendo has filed trademarks for recently.
There are a couple of schools of thought on what this might mean. The most likely scenario is that Nintendo has plans to re-release classic games from their old consoles on the Switch, perhaps even creating a few compilation games like SEGA has in the past. There is also the possibility that the company could release a couple of them as mini consoles. That would certainly be a good idea for the GameCube and the N64.
Whatever Nintendo is planning, the not-so-distant future sounds bright and exciting when it comes to what it has planned. By the end of 2018, we will have a brand new Super Smash Bros. to play on the Switch and also a modern day remake of Pokemon Yellow in which we can start with Eevee and also pair it up with our Pokemon Go accounts. Couple that with potentially being able to play our favorite Nintendo games of days gone by? Sign us up!