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Nintendo Trademarks Prompt Speculation 25

Posted by Zonk
from the what-are-they-up-to? dept.
An article being run by GamesIndustry.biz discusses a pair of recent Nintendo Trademarks. These trademarks would seem to indicate new product lines for the Big N, but exactly what the products would be remains up in the air. From the article: "On 7th December 2004, Nintendo registered 'Nintendo V-Pocket' by itself, while Nintendo and Pokémon series developer Game Freak jointly registered "PCGP" on the same day, according to reports."
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Nintendo Trademarks Prompt Speculation

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  • by moldar (536869) on Saturday February 12, 2005 @02:08PM (#11653222)
    Am I the only one that thought the title meant that Nintendo's new trademark was "Prompt Speculation?"

    I was trying to figure out what kind of game that would be!

  • V = 5 (Score:2, Interesting)

    by ravyne (858869)
    Further speculation for the fan-boys: V- Roman numeral 5 1- Gameboy/Gameboy Pocket 2- Gameboy Color 3- Gameboy Advance 4- Nintendo DS 5- 5th gen Nintendo handheld w/ video capabilities. or... the alternate theory where Gameboy pocket is slot #2 and the DS falls into another catagory since Nintendo says its not a successor to the Gameboy line. Anyhow, Dance my fanboy monkeys! DANCE!
    • by laard (35526)
      If you're gonna count the gameboy, gameboy pocket, and gameboy color as separate generations, shouldn't you put gameboy advance SP between gameboy advance and Nintendo DS?
    • True Nintendo fanboys would point out you missed the Virtual Boy.
  • Intense speculation (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tod_miller (792541) on Saturday February 12, 2005 @05:03PM (#11654446) Journal
    Of course, the big N must have something up thier sleeve, they are acting fact on the threat of the PSP, which is using exactly the same 'later to market' tactics as the playstation.. everyone waited for the newer device, which caught the inside hub of innovation.

    The PSP will be very nice. I am not a gamer per se, but I will so be pwning one of these devices with some seriously sexy home brew apps.

    Unrelated, I admit, but check out the funniest engadget comment [engadget.com] (The last one, long), I read it just now, and I think it is good to see 'weblogs inc' which really is pushing down signal/noise IMHO, getting some of thier own trolling.
  • Sony has made it a business practice to release details and specs about upcoming projects that have barely reached the drawing board.

    Nintendo sits back and says nothing.

    Sooner or later even IGN gets tired of hyping the latest theoretical specs for the PSP or the PS3, and they get bored, because they have nothing new to hype.

    Nintendo still says nothing (except maybe a codename... if you're lucky), but throws a couple of meaningless legal filings into the hype vacuum. There are no promises to break or face
    • by Ian_Bailey (469273) on Saturday February 12, 2005 @11:31PM (#11656808) Homepage Journal
      Well, Nintendo doesn't even throw this into the hype vaccuum. They are patenting ideas they have for names in advance of releasing them, so they can protect these names when the product is actually released.

      I don't know if you've heard these "trademark filing" stories before, but they are frequently junk names either discarded at the last minute or purposely filed to surpise competitors/the media.

      The fact that people are continously checking these trademark filing for "Nintendo" or "Sony" probably says more about the gaming media (and masses) more than the companies.

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