Could it be…?
NeoGAF users have noticed Nintendo ling for trademark in Europe via the European Union Intellectual Property Of ce (EU IPO). There were four applications for a variety of video game controllers, including one that looked like the Nintendo 64’s controller. This has led to speculation that the Japanese games company is considering a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition.
The trademarks were reportedly led on July 18, and were applications for the N64 controller, NES controller, SNES controller, and Nintendo Switch controller. All of them were listed under the same categories, which include ‘Telecommunication machines and apparatus’, ‘Electronic Storage media recorded with programs for arcade video game machines’, and ‘Parts and accessories for consumer video game apparatus; Controllers and joysticks for consumer video game apparatus’.
It is a little odd that Nintendo is only now registering trademarks for the NES, SNES and Switch controllers. But considering the launch of both the NES and SNES Classic Edition mini consoles, it makes sense that there will be a Nintendo 64 variant in the pipelines.
That said, if we were to consider the issues faced by people trying to get both the NES and SNES Classic Edition systems, there’s a high chance that we’ll need to expect more of the same if Nintendo does make the Nintendo 64 Classic Edition. The Switch also faced similar supply difficulties for whatever reason, and it’s difficult to imagine the possible Nintendo 64 being the one to escape the supply shortage.