Post by Old Man Rupee on Aug 23, 2004 8:44:32 GMT -5
Nintendo have recently registered these initials with their trademarking office, and one of them will (probably) be selected as the initials of the name of the next Game Boy System (erk! What terrible grammer I have!). Which do you like the look of best? And what do you think they stand for?
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Each Nintendo system has a three-character code that I think is used for production reasons, so I guess it is best to register them first.
Here's what Nintendo past systems have used (to the best of my memory): - Nintendo Entertainment System = NES Game boy = DMG Super Nintendo Entertainment System = SNS Virtual Boy = VUE Nintendo 64 = NUS Gameboy Colour = CGB Gameboy Advance = AGB Gamecube = DOL
I'm probably missing some and there are regional differences but as you can see the code doesn't always link up to the final name.
I use these codes for the site's filing system. I will give a quick run through of what I've found out they stand for and give you some regional variations:
NES - Nintendo Entertainment System. In Japan the Famicom's code is HVC, or Home Video Console. SNS - Super Nintendo System. In Japan the Super Famicom's code is SHVC. I'll let you work that one out. DMG - Dot Matrix Game. This is, of course, the Game Boy. The Game Boy uses dot-matrix technology. VUE - Virtual Ultra Eye. Picked this odd name up from a Japanese website. Apparently this was a working title for the Virtual Boy. NUS - Nintendo Ultra Sixtyfour - Some of us may even remember the old "Ultra 64" logo from the N64's promotional material. Ahh sweet. CGB - Color Game Boy. Easy enough. AGB - Advanced Game Boy. Again 'nuff said. DOL - Dolphin. This was the working title for the Gamecube. Many latter-day N64 games make allusions to dolphins, as do many Gamecube games.
What could the rest of these Game Boy ones stand for? GBD - Game Boy Dream (Lame), Game Boy Dancing (!?) GBE - Game Boy Evolution (Suggested, good) GBN - Game Boy Nintendo (Yawn), Game Boy Nooninoo (Whee!) DGB - Doctor Game Boy (For all your medical needs) EGB - Exciting Game Boy (duh), Extraterrestrial Game Boy (Ooooh) TGB - Titillating Game Boy (matron!), Test Game Boy WGB - Wacky Game Boy (I want one), Wario's Game Boy (give it back) XGB - X-Game-Box (Err...), Xtreme Game Boy (I didn't know NST was into naming consoles!)
NTR, that's interesting! I was wondering about that
I would be interested in lists at the moment, but as for actual content, that can wait. Obviously only Nintendo official products will do... and all over the world would be nice. I have some good reference lists for serial codes on NES, SNES, N64 and GB already, but they're all in Japan (though they do have some US and PAL ones).