Could it be…?

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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.

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