Nintendo Registers Trademark That Could Point to a SNES Classic Edition
Nintendo has signed up a Japanese trademark for the image of a Super Famicom controller, and we’re flipping out about it…A SNES Classic Edition is on the way!
The hallmark was signed up on December 5, and given that then Japanese blogs (and our source over at NintendoEverything) have been hypothesizing regarding what it might imply. As far as I see it, there are three most likely possibilities:
It’s only a matter of time, folks. The NES Classic Edition was a smash hit, and it sold out everywhere. Nintendo totally underestimated the demand for this smooth, stylish, charming NES emulator, and it was one of the most popular (and most looked for) gadgets of the holiday.
You know Nintendo will be subsequenting with an SNES Classic Edition, and it’s going to be an even larger hit. The SNES is the console that turned the majority of us into life-long players, and I can think about at least 30 video games that I ‘d enjoy to use that thing. Bring it on, Nintendo!
A new SNES controller is coming for the Switch Virtual Console
This is possible, however it does not seem likely. We understand that the Nintendo Switch will continue Nintendo’s virtual console service, permitting gamers to revisit their preferred games from the NES, SNES, DS family, N64, Game Cube, and Wii.
The Classic Controller was a popular add-on for Wii owners, so possibly Nintendo is considering releasing a smooth brand-new SNES controller for players to use while playing retro video games on the Switch.
Nintendo is being excessively protective
In this thread on NeoGAF, there’s a conversation about the recent disappearance of generic NES controllers. Users are speculating that Nintendo is cleaning up and getting rid of the knock-offs in order to own more customers to the main NES controller that included the NES Classic Edition.
Maybe Nintendo is simply doing some extra housekeeping while it’s at it? I question it, and this appears to be something more.