“On September 05, 2016, Nintendo Co., Ltd. filed in Japan via J-PlatPat/INPIT a trademark application for its smartphone title "Super Mario Run". The Class, Goods and Services mention smartphones of course but also home video game machines among other things,” posted forum member Rösti. “This is not confirmation of Super Mario Run coming to a Nintendo console (Nintendo Switch), it is likely just basic practice covering all relevant goods and services. But if they want Super Mario Run on Nintendo Switch they at least have some of the paperwork done (for Japan anyway). US and Europe have yet to see any trademark applications related to this title, at least as far as I can tell.”
This could happen as the Nintendo Switch will come with an Nvidia Tegra chip which could, theoretically, play smartphone games. Although Nintendo has remained mum on the subject. But with Super Mario Run slated for release in 150 countries, which is probably is more than the number of countries getting the Nintendo Switch, this is perhaps just the company’s way of protecting its intellectual property across platforms.
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