Nintendo’s acquired a sizzling console within the Nintendo Swap, which launched final yr. It’s, for all intents and functions, Nintendo’s foremost product.

However certainly one of its classics — the Nintendo 64 — could also be getting a miniaturized re-release, and it may arrive simply in time to tackle Sony’s just-announced PlayStation Traditional, which comes out on December third. Hilariously, this could be an ideal throwback to the unique showdown between the PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 again within the mid-’90s.

However we’re getting forward of ourselves. Along with the Swap, Nintendo makes the 3DS — a handheld console that is winding down after years of recognition. This man:


And, along with the 3DS, Nintendo’s produces miniaturized, cheaper variations of its unique consoles.

There’s the NES Traditional Version, which launched in late 2016. After which there’s the Tremendous NES Traditional Version, arrived in September 2017.

Each play into the nostalgia of hundreds of thousands, and have become so common that Nintendo needed to revise its manufacturing plans — each consoles are actually accessible in large provide after initially being launched as restricted time releases. 

NES Traditional Version / Tremendous NES Traditional Version


Along with all these issues, Nintendo seems to be making a equally small, cheaper model of the unique Nintendo 64.

Who may neglect:

Evan Amos, Wikimedia

That is the unique Nintendo 64 you see above, however a European trademark submitting from Nintendo signifies {that a} “Classic Edition” of the unique is within the works. Meaning a miniaturized model of the unique system and its gamepad, a sub-$100 price level, and a gaggle of basic video games constructed proper into the console.

To be clear, Nintendo hasn’t introduced such a console, nor has the corporate beforehand indicated it is fascinated by making a “Classic Edition” of the unique Nintendo 64. However we do have some clues from the submitting that time to simply such a console being within the works.

Within the submitting, a particular picture is proven:

Nintendo 64 (trademark)


The trademark picture is not simply notable as a result of it is the define of the Nintendo 64 gamepad — it is notable as a result of it is the identical define of a gamepad that seems on the retail branding of Nintendo’s different “Classic Edition” consoles. 

For instance:

NES Traditional Version gamepad (arrows)


That silhouette of the NES Traditional Version gamepad on the highest of the field? It is equivalent to a different trademark submitting picture from Nintendo:

NES Traditional Version (Emblem)


This close-up actually highlights how comparable the picture is:


Nintendo filed the identical brand trademark in Europe for the Tremendous Nintendo Leisure System gamepad silhouette, and that very same silhouette seems on high of the Tremendous NES Traditional Version field.

So, is Nintendo making a Nintendo 64 Traditional Version for positive? No, not for positive — however there is definitely some smoke right here. And it could make quite a lot of sense; the era that grew up with Nintendo 64 is now sufficiently old to take a look at it nostalgically. For now, although, there’s solely smoke. It positive would make nice competitors for this yr’s PlayStation Traditional, although!

Nintendo informed us the next when requested for remark final yr: “We have nothing to announce on this topic.” We have reached out to see if they’ve anything so as to add and can replace once we hear again.

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