The Nintendo Game Boy Design Patent

Shown here is the design patent for what appears to be Nintedo's Game Boy Pocket. The Game Boy was one of the first and only portable handheld gaming systems to be developed. Released in 1989, it soon became an ingenious way for parents all over the world to distract their children and achieve tranquility. The rectangular and compact design of the Game Boy Pocket made it easy to carry around, and even easier to play. Throughout the years, the Game Boy has been one of the only surviving handheld gaming consoles still in existence today. Though it has evolved through the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance, it still retains the overall basic design consisting of screen, direction pad, A, B, Select, and Start buttons. This rectangular image has now become a symbol of fun permanently imprinted in most childhoods.