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Nintendo files for Game Boy-related trademark, leading everyone to assume a Game Boy Mini is coming

Even if we may not have quite worked out the logistics of making a Game Boy Mini, the idea is at least being considered by Nintendo.

Nintendo filed for a trademark in Japan last month that could indicate a Game Boy Mini is in the works. In the filing, submitted on on September 15 (via Livedoor), Nintendo included an image of what's clearly a Game Boy.

The trademark was filed under several categories, but the two most interesting are 'programs for household video game machines' and 'household video games' (via Anime News Network).

Although this may not actually mean Nintendo is working on a Game Boy Mini, it's an interesting registration nonetheless. Even if Nintendo is planning a Game Boy revival of some sort, it may be too expensive to include in the Mini line or products if it is going to include a screen and not just run the games on a TV. The latter option is more likely, though.

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