Gamers, rejoice. Nintendo recently filed a patent, allowing them to create a game boy emulator for smart phones.
In short, this “hand-held video game platform emulation” patent will allow Nintendo to recreate our beloved Game Boy console on the screens of our phones. The term ‘emulation’ means that our screens will display an image of the original console’s physical hardware, rather than a new presentation of familiar games. Can you say #TBT?
In the past, Nintendo has been hesitant about entering the app market. For the most part, Nintendo games have been limited to Nintendo platforms. This patent, however, marks an important transition for the gaming company, as they explore new markets.