There’s a chance Nintendo could be alive on a Mini/Classic adaptation of a Game Boy. Of all the older Nintendo consoles that need to be brought into the 21st century, the Game Boy is apparently at the bottom of the list.

The news alike of a trademark, filed last month by Nintendo, involving the Game Boy. It was tweeted out by a brand bot — in Japanese, natch, so I’m alive from translations provided by . Naturally, this is enough to spark altercation about whether a Game Boy Archetypal is on its way.

There’s every chance in the world that this is just by-the-numbers brand filing by the aggregation and doesn’t point to a larger agenda. But I would have said the same thing two years ago about the NES Archetypal and look where we are now. I’ve abstruse not to abatement any achievability from Nintendo.

But why bring back the Game Boy? Sure, there might be some account to a handheld that comes pre-loaded with archetypal games, for convenience’s sake if annihilation else. But it still seems absurd compared with the idea behind the NES archetypal and the SNES Classic.

Now, to be upfront, I have no botheration with Nintendo resurfacing their old consoles in tiny form. Each of the consoles they’ve shrunk so far originally worked with a CRT TV, acceptation they needed afterlight in order to work with modern televisions — and several of the games on those consoles aren’t really accessible on modern consoles. That’s not the case for the Game Boy.

The Game Boy and its prettier, backwards-compatible baby don’t need TVs in order to work. They come with their own screens, acceptation even the oldest ones are still able of activity just fine admitting the march of time and abstruse innovation. And the above backwards-compatible handhelds (the Gameboy Color, Advance, etc) already offer a more abreast way of arena Game Boy games.

So unless the aggregation is planning to make a Game Boy that works with TVs, there’s no way it can make the Game Boy more accordant and all-important to a modern admirers than it already is. And we’ve already got a Nintendo handheld that works with a TV. It’s called the Switch — you may have heard of it.