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Nintendo Trademarks Nintendo 64 Controller In Europe

Nintendo has filed trademarks for the Nintendo 64 controller and others in Europe and it has fans around the world talking about what this could mean. While it isn’t uncommon for companies to refile for trademarks to retain the rights to them, this particular case is interesting because the NES controller, SNES controller, and Nintendo Switch also received similar filings with this minimalist and clean new look.

While this could be Nintendo standardizing for marketing materials or perhaps designing controller schemes for the new, much anticipated Virtual Console, this also may hint at the potential for the N64 Classic being the next console to receive the classic treatment after the SNES Classic releases this September.

What do you think this could be? Let us know below!

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      1. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

        Especially considering M$ can get some money themselves. They’d have a right to some of the profit since they’d let Ninty use what is legally theirs now. The question is will Nintendo go for it.

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      2. You seem to think that MS and Nintendo have a massive opposition to each other… they don’t. Now if it was a PS2 Mini and Sony wanted games on there from a developer now owned by MS then THAT’S where it wouldn’t happen.

        Considering this, I’m sure they would very easily license the Rare games that were on N64 to be on the Mini especially since money will be involved.

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      3. You’re an idiot! MS even had a Halo game in the works for Nintendo DS. There’s no reason why they wouldn’t put Rare games on a N64 mini, because that’s the only way they could still sell the games as XBox owners don’t play Rare games at all: Banjo Kazooie sold 3.6 million on N64, Nuts & Bolts on 360 only sold 0.76 million!

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    1. It can . Even after Rare was purchased by Microsoft they still worked on the GBA and DS. They made a Banjo Kazooie spin off on GBA and ported the DKC trilogy, then worked on the Diddy Kong Racing remake on DS as well ported a Viva Piñata game to the DS.

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  1. N64 mini definitely coming in a future near yours.

    I just hope you’ll be able to hook up 4 controllers without the need for a hub. But I would take an accessory letting me connect my old controllers tho, instead of buying new ones. This console is very likely to come with only 1 controller, as most games were either 1 or 4 players, unlike the SNES.

    I just hope they won’t release the controllers with the old design unchanged. The stick was a mess, they need to make it better.

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    1. I love how people keep saying this and its obvious none of them are thinking. We had all three DKC games re-released as VC. Why do you think MS would be against Nintendo? XBOX only ever has nice things to say about Nintendo.

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      1. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

        Donkey Kong Country is a series for one of Nintendo’s mascots. Those games were going nowhere regardless of who fully bought Rare. To use them as some reason why Microsoft wouldn’t be against Nintendo is stupid. Anyway, I do agree with the general sentiment that Microsoft isn’t entirely against Nintendo. But make no mistake: they are still rivals & still competing no matter how much Nintendo wants to pretend that’s not the case.

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      2. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

        But hey! If Nintendo is willing to share in the profits from an N64 Mini selling while having Rare titles on it, I don’t see why Microsoft would be against the idea! It’s their stuff now so they have a right to some profit of the N64 Mini selling if their Rare titles are on it.

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  2. I really hope his is for virtual console for the switch. I want to be able to play these games on the switch! Not have to buy more consoles to play them on. The nostalgia is cool, but I’d hope they will do both and not leave virtual console out

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  3. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

    Microsoft should let Nintendo have some of the Rare gems for it. It’s a win, win if the thing sells since Microsoft will be entitled to some of the monies since they own Rare & it’s games, Nintendo gets money anyways since the N64 Mini will be their product, & the few fans that are able to buy the thing, as the stock will most likely be crap, will be able to play those awesome Rare games without needing an Xbox One for Rare Replay.

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    1. Ridley X3 {Jaded Ninty fan. Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4. Awaiting Greatness on Nintendo Switch; just need cloud storage, add external HDD support, & to eliminate the need for that stupid Nintendo Switch Online App on smartphones.} says:

      But as I said above, the question comes down to will Nintendo go for such an idea? Or will they be too greedy to share in the profits so they tell Microsoft to fuck off? Stay tuned for the next episode of Dragon Ball Super!

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      1. Nintendo will do nothing. Rare is now owned by Microsoft and most of the Rare employes leaved the company and founded Playtonic. The remaining Rare developers have different ideas in their mind. If you think the old Rare is still alive, then forget it.

        Banjo Kazooie = dead
        Conker = dead
        Battletoads = dead
        Sea of thieves = A complete piece of sh*t.

        I’m still dreaming one day to se BK on the Switch but that god dammit day in 2002………. why Rare was so stupid to accept the money from Microsoft and be now a slave for their confusing system and ideas.

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      2. Ridley X3 {R.I.P. Chester Bennington of Linkin' Park. Thank you for the awesome music. You will be missed. *cries*} says:

        You are preaching to the choir concerning the old Rare bit. I know they be dead.

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      3. Ridley X3 {R.I.P. Chester Bennington of Linkin' Park. Thank you for the awesome music. You will be missed. *cries*} says:

        You do know that if that happens, they’ll just lock Rare & it’s gems up in the vault & only let them out when it’s time to make money off of nostalgia if people are craving those games, right? Basically, I wouldn’t be surprised if they do like EA & just bury the company & their games forever til it’s time to milk them for money.

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      4. It’s about of Will. F*ck what Microsoft thinks. We want to do this. That’s what old Rare developers have done, leave the company and make a new company that recovery that style of making platform game.

        This is something that I call: Courage

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      5. Ridley X3 {R.I.P. Chester Bennington of Linkin' Park. Thank you for the awesome music. You will be missed. *cries*} says:

        Oh & just so you know, it was ultimately Nintendo’s fault Rare got bought by Microsoft since Ninty let their majority stock in the company go as they sold it to Microsoft as Rare itself had no control over the matter. So if you want to blame anyone, it’s ultimately on Nintendo.

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      6. I don’t give all the fault to Nintendo. It’s Rare’s fault. They decided to have money for making a better company and making better games. And the result of their choice is making horrible games and let their IP die from developers who doesn’t know what to do with the old Rare IPs. Good job Rare, Nintendo give to you their IPs (Donkey Kong, Diddy kong, Star Fox) for making games on Nintendo consoles, where people freaking love it (Especially me with both Banjo Kazooie and Diddy Kong racing which I spend thousand hours), and what you want was money? You don’t get money on making games on Nintendo console?
        You didn’t like to work anymore with Nintendo? Ok what they do is to go to Microsoft because they offer so much money.

        Congratulation. You unlocked a different ending. The path of the hell.

        I want to know what Microsoft still see on that company which makes one game every decade.

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    2. ||Nintendo 49%, Microsoft 51%, illogical to keep the share when the Xbots would run us over at every turn…||

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  4. N64 classic confirmed…….

    Instead of making classic consoles, I want to see the VC on the Switch so I can play all the classics games on the go.

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  5. This is far too soon. After the NES Mini disaster, Nintendo seem to be planning a repeat of it with the SNES Mini. Make about five systems per region, wait for scalpers to get their money (even CEX, a physical store, is selling NES MInis for £150) then discontinue the system and move onto the next generation. Nintendo are missing out on a mountain of free cash by making these mini systems limited editions. By moving on so quickly, they are going to run out of systems to make Mini versions of far quicker than if they just waited until sales dipped.

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