Could this be the next Classic console?
We may just be getting that N64 Classic console from Nintendo yet, boys.
Everybody knows about Nintendo’s latest seasonal venture, remaking the classic consoles we’ve come to know and love over the years, so far we have the NES Classic released last year and the SNES Classic coming soon. Both these consoles feature the same general concept: The original console design in a smaller format and an entire library of classic games from that console that come preloaded on it.
It’s swept the nation by storm! The NES Classic sold out rather quickly, making it a semi-rare collector’s item being sold on eBay for much higher than its retail price. And though Nintendo is saying that they’re going to produce more for the SNES Classic, they’re pretty set on making these limited by nature.
But this brings up the question, is there going to be another Classic Console in the future?
Well, some pretty interesting information came out recently, as Nintendo filed some graphical trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on the July 18th. They weren’t anything that special, mind you, but it’s what the drawings were of that sparks the interest.
The first two drawings were of the classic NES controller and the classic SNES controller, both were just line drawings in black and white. The third drawing, however, was the classic three-handed I-don’t-know-how-to-hold-this controller for the Nintendo 64.
What could this mean?
Well, the obvious assumption is that they filed these for the purpose making the Classic consoles, and considering that two of them are of the two that are already made, it’s pretty logical to assume that the N64 image is possibly for the next Classic console.
Though there is a break in the logic, as there actually was a fourth picture filed, and it was of the Switch. I think it’s safe to assume that we won’t be getting a Classic version of that console anytime soon, considering it just came out a few months ago.
Why would they register that though? Well, sometimes companies like to file trademarks for things that they plan to make in the future, or they just want to have the file on hand so that nobody takes it out from under them.
But how believable is all of this? Read on to find out!