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Nintendo registers new trademark for the image of the Super Famicom controller

Posted on December 25, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Earlier this month, Nintendo registered a new Japanese trademark for the image of the Super Famicom controller. It was officially filed on December 5.

The trademark has Japanese blogs filled to the brim with speculation that it could have something to do with a potential SNES Classic Edition. With the success of the NES Classic Edition, that may not be out of the question. Only time will tell if this is a protective filing or something more.

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  • Justin McQuillen

    I just hope this could be used to stop the onslaught of crappy 3rd party knock-off controllers being sold on the internet. I feel like Nintendo should re-release all their old controllers because people would buy them like they did with the gamecube controllers. I know I would for sure buy some brand new ones and keep them in box to go with my collection.

    • YamiryuuZero

      Can we get wireless versions of those controllers to play with the Switch? With USB cables interchangeable with Nintendo’s proprietary connectors for their respective consoles, so we could also use them on the old consoles?

      • Felipe M.

        There’s a good chance the Wiimote will be compatible with the Switch as it’s been around for a good pile of years now.

        • YamiryuuZero

          I too think that, and it would be a good idea for those likely to happen Wii and Wii U Virtual Console titles. But I would like to have a N64 and a GCN controller for their respective VC titles as well, but without the hassle of having that GCN Adapter for Smash Bros. (I’m not a competitive player, so I don’t care for input lag on wireless controllers).

          Just let the controllers be wireless with a USB to N64/GCN mini adapter to each port and we’re done!

    • Felipe M.

      No, that won’t happen. If people want to buy crappy controllers then that’s their problem but then they can’t come complaining that it broke down. It’s cheap for a reason.

      Always better to get the official merchandise or at least from a reputable third party maker.

      • Justin McQuillen

        Exactly, my point is there is no official alternative in some cases (besides gamecube controllers). You’re forced to buy something used for expensive. SNES controllers go for $30+ used easy

  • MagcargoMan

    SNES Classic confirmed!

    • Apfel

      Do you even know what confirmed means?

      • MagcargoMan

        Do you even know what a joke is?

        • Apfel

          Of course I do! But this one is not funny…

          • Tlink7

            Humour is subjective, so something never is/isn’t funny, one just finds/doesn’t find something amusing :3
            Also I want to thank you for your continued effort to keep the Artz away

    • Felipe M.

      Suppose that would be interesting but in the end, it’s just emulation. Already own two CIB SNES systems so an emulator wouldn’t really do much for me.

  • Tlink7

    Now a SNES Mini I am actually interested in 😀

  • Felipe M.

    Nice to see the Super Nintendo controller. 🙂 The American SNES controllers were purple for some reason whereas in Europe we had the same colours as Japan. 🙂

  • R.Z.

    I wonder how much a SNES mini would cost.
    Plus the third party contracts would probably be much harder to settle.
    What’s the use of a SNES mini without Squix games I mean, and I don’t see them letting Nintendo sell a collection of their most legendary successes for a smaller price.

    • Felipe M.

      Probably the same RRP as the Mini NES was. No reason it’d cost more, it’s emulation after all and they’d probably use the same hardware of the Mini NES except with a different shell (SNES-type and then depending on the region PAL/USA/JAPAN).

      • R.Z.

        Yeah but the software has much more objective value. I really don’t see it costing the same price unless the games collection is much smaller.

        • Felipe M.

          Not really. Judging it by the VC prices they’re not “much more objective value” than the NES ones are. It’s just Nintendo pricing it.

          $60/£50 is the right spot for these emulators plug-and-play.

          I just don’t get the hype for the Mini NES or even an eventual “Mini SNES” because as pointed out, it’s nothing more than emulation. Yeah, it’s legal but eh, still emulation.

          • R.Z.

            By objective value I was going for content.
            While NES games were meant to be played in one go and havily restricted because of the limited hardware SNES games have a content comparable to that of modern games.
            Having some 30 SNES games in one machine would represent thousands of hours of gameplay. And barely remastered versions of some of these games are sold at premium prices even these days.