Nintendo Trademarks DSi and DS… Well Everything

By Spencer . November 12, 2008 . 5:00am

dsarc Right before the press conference where Nintendo announced the DSi, Nintendo of Japan trademarked a barrage of terms related to the DS.

 

The huge list was made publicly available on the Japanese trademark database earlier today. Many of these trademarks sound like new DS features or services. Some like DSArcade might even be tantalizing. But, before any rumors spread about a secret development of a DS time traveling device start circulating, please note that many of these are probably protective trademarks. Nintendo has not announced any plans for a DSiMovie service, but any forward thinking company would reserve the name just in case they want to pursue that path in the future. This list is more like a brainstorming session of what Nintendo could do with the Nintendo DS and the DSi.

 

Trademarks filed on September 30, 2008
DSiChannel
DSiStation
DSiNews
DSiMovie
DSiMusic

 

Trademarks filed on October 1, 2008
DSiMail
DSiMode
DSiVision
DSiTsuushin (DSiCommunication)
DSArcade
DSBook
DSCreator
DSClub
DSCommunity
DSCooking
DSDiary
DSeye
DSFamily
DSFriend
DSLife
DSLive
DSLibrary
DSmobile
DSMap
DSNavi
DSNet
DSPhone
DSPlus
DSPoint
DSSchool
DSSpeak
DSShop
DSShopping
DSTrainer
DSTime
DSWalk
DSZone
MyDS
CatchDS
ShotDS

 

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Nintendo also filed a trademark application for “Friends Collection” which could be the English name for Tomodachi Connection (literally: Friend Connection). In this Nintendo DS game you interact with Nintendo head honchos like Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and Reggie Fils-Aime represented by Miis. Nintendo of America and Europe have not announced this game, but it’s interesting to see the Friends Collection trademark pop up right underneath the one for Tomodachi Connection.

 

tpc

 

There is also a trademark for 3D Picross, which is probably related to Rittai Picross (literally: Solid Object Picross). Since 3D Picross feels more like a localized name maybe Nintendo is considering to release this title overseas too.

 

And then there is the mysterious Kuβoς spelled out in katakana as kyubosu. No word on what this is, but judging from the logo image we have it looks like a game about boxes or cubes. Perhaps, its another Nintendo developed WiiWare game.

 

kuboq

 

Images courtesy of Nintendo.


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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkASMIiU1Yo matty

    I remember Nick Arcade. Why it aired in the ungodly hours in the morning, I don’t know, but I remember shaking my fist in frustration when the kids couldn’t pass the first level in Sonic!!!

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