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SNES Classic sells 368000 in four days in Japan

11 October 2017

Those still hunting for a SNES Classic Edition in the United States have at least two options for where they have a chance to buy one this week.

The trademark in question was discovered by the Twitter account @trademark_bot. So it goes with retro gaming, and no company knows that better than Nintendo, which has been rebooting classic games with miniaturized versions of legacy consoles, including its original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES Classic Edition) and Super NES (SNES Classic Edition). It's been tweeted out by a Japanese trademark bot.

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Nintendo appears to be toying with everyone's emotions yet again, filing a trademark application that included an image of the original Game Boy and igniting a handful of rumors, speculations, and general confusion about what exactly this company is up to.

The trademark was filed on September 15, and this application covers a number of categories, including programs for smartphones, smartphone cases, key holders, watches, and more.

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The discovery of new Game Boy-related trademarks from Nintendo of Japan have set off speculation that a new release with Classic Edition branding might be in the works. There were 1,049 games released for the handheld, so Nintendo shouldn't have any trouble choosing a couple of dozen.

Nintendo's nostalgia-fuelled Super NES Classic has been out for less than two weeks, but it's already been hacked to add more games and custom backgrounds.

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Kotaku reached out to Nintendo prior to publication, but has yet to hear back.

SNES Classic sells 368000 in four days in Japan