Nintendo wants to revive the Game Boy, turning the smartphone into the console

For many years various manufacturers have released cases for smartphones c the likeness of the legendary console Game Boy. Recently, Nintendo has filed a patent application which describes a phone case that turns the device into a fully functional portable console.

First reported by website Siliconera. In the patent application present a folio case with a cutout for the display and buttons of the original console Game Boy D ā€“ pad, A, B, Start and Select. In addition, in case there is an additional cutout for the front camera of the smartphone. Probably, Nintendo is planning to revive one of the options ā€“ the Game Boy Camera.

It is also expected that Nintendo will release an official companion app for the Game Boy case, which will be presented with a list of available games.

Date of issue of the case that turns your phone into a console the Game Boy is unknown, and it is also unclear what smartphones will be compatible with it.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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