Nintendo Files Trademark for 'N64'

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Nintendo filed a trademark for "N64" on April 26. The trademark was made public on Tuesday. The trademark is for use in computer, console, smartphone, and electronic games and game programs; game consoles; toys; game controllers; and game joysticks; among other uses.

Nintendo released its Nintendo 64 console in 1996. The console sold 32.93 million units worldwide, and games such as Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Starfox 64, and GoldenEye 007 were released on the console.

Nintendo released the Classic Edition for its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the West and an equivalent Famicom in Japan in November 2016. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January 2017. Nintendo is re-releasing both systems in June. Nintendo released the SNES Classic Edition in the West last September, and the equivalent Classic Mini Super Famicom in Japan debuted last October. The console has sold 5.28 million units worldwide as of March 31.

Nintendo will offer a new "Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer Shūkan Shōnen Jump Zōkan 50-shūnen Kinen Version" (Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Edition) in Japan on July 7. The system will contain 20 games based on Weekly Shonen Jump properties.

Sources: J-PlatPat, Yahoo! Japan News (篠原修司) via Game Yoridori Subcul Midori Park

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