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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo Files Trademark for "NSW"

Just found out about this this afternoon.

I don't know what it is, but the NS makes it sound like it's related to the Nintendo Switch somehow. The W has me concerned, like it means Wii, and in the end it could end up being another Wii U. -_-

What do you make of this?



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Just how many leaps are you taking to get yourself to that uh oh feeling?

After looking at the filing, this is likely just a means to protect the common NSW naming convention for the Nintendo SWitch.  It really wouldn't make sense otherwise given that the Nintendo Switch is well known as NSW for them to later utilize those very letters to reference anything else. 

Last edited by Renamed - on 30 June 2022

Renamed said:

Just how many leaps are taking to get yourself to that uh oh feeling?

After looking at the filing, this is likely just a means to protect the common NSW naming convention for the Nintendo SWitch.  It really wouldn't make sense otherwise given that the Nintendo Switch is well known as NSW for them to later utilize those very letters to reference anything else. 

I know, but it could still mean something new, and the past shows us that Nintendo has made some huge blunders with certain systems. Virtual Boy anyone?



Since the trademark is applied in multiple aspect of their business, it’s definitely to secure the abbreviation and there’s nothing more to look into.



it isn't NSW2



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I mean with the Saudi Arabia incident, I feel like you're the emotional type so I can't really say anything to persuade you but it's not something to worry about. Plus even if it is for the "new hardware" why would this be bad? The Wii U failing wasn't the name, it was a marketing issue. Look at Xbox and PS, obviously different with how Nintendo does things but their names are also really wacky.



Obviously it is "Nintendo Switch Wardrobe", a code already hidden in Switch firmware to switch the wardrobe of every Nintendo character into something Saudi appropriate, no matter if it is the download or retail version of a Nintendo game.



A shame they didn't trademark NSFW. Wasted opportunity!



NSW, Nintendo Software Windows...MS is buying Nintendo everyone. It's happening.



CaptainExplosion said:
Renamed said:

Just how many leaps are taking to get yourself to that uh oh feeling?

After looking at the filing, this is likely just a means to protect the common NSW naming convention for the Nintendo SWitch.  It really wouldn't make sense otherwise given that the Nintendo Switch is well known as NSW for them to later utilize those very letters to reference anything else. 

I know, but it could still mean something new, and the past shows us that Nintendo has made some huge blunders with certain systems. Virtual Boy anyone?

Even if it meant something new, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a new console.  And even if it were a new console, that doesn't necessarily mean it will be a Virtual Boy.  

You pulled yourself though several layers of perceived negativity to arrive at your "uh oh" conclusion.