Is Nintendo finally getting it? Would it be possible to play Game Boy games legally on iOS? There is hope: Nintendo has filed a patent that makes it possible to play games on tablets and smartphones.
Game Boy emulatorCurrently it is possible to play Nintendo games on your iOS device without jailbreak via an unofficial app. GBA4iOS is a popular app that lets you play Game Boy games on your iPhone/iPad and iPod touch device. But, because the app is illegal, it isn't available in the App Store. The Japanese developer Karen Stai has found a way to make Nintendo games playable via an emulator in Safari. She has succeeded to build such a system in a mobile browser, without jailbreaking the iOS device. Same as the Netflix-like torrent streaming service ''MovieBox'', which also came available via Safari.
GBA4iOS has shown that Game Boy games work fine on iOS devices via an emulator. But of course, we would like to play Nintendo games from an official app from Nintendo itself. There is a glimmer hope for Nintendo fans, because the Japanese company has filed a patent, which describes that Nintendo wants to emulate Game Boy hardware. The software (games) would have to operate on mobile devices.
NintendoNintendo made again an operating loss. This is mainly duo to the poor sales of the Wii, which is currently defeated by Playstation 4 and Xbox One. And not only by the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, everyone who owns an iPhone or iPad device, don't need an 3DS, because why would you? For years are people saying that Nintendo should create Nintendo games for iPhone and iPad. And now it's probably finally time.
It is also very strange if Nintendo will great such a system for iOS devices, who will than buy an Nintendo 3DS, if you can play Nintendo games on an iPhone. It isn't very logical, but for us, it is great news!
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See also: How to play Nintendo games via an emulator.