Nintendo and Fujifilm Collaborate on Smartphone Printer and App
Do you remember the Gameboy Printer? No? Well, thats okay. Nintendo has announced a new printer (and smartphone app) for smartphones!
Nintendo and Fujifilm are collaborating on a new Smartphone printer and app. Here are the details from a press release:
“Mississauga, ON, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation in collaboration with Nintendo Co.,
Ltd. is revolutionizing how gamers can share their game play, featuring the introduction of the
INSTAX Mini Link® for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer (hereinafter “Mini Link Special
Edition”). As part of this collaboration, Nintendo Switch owners can create fun custom prints of
their game play right from their Mini Link Special Edition using the new, dedicated Smartphone
The new Mini Link Special Edition and related product App will be released to authorized
Fujifilm product dealers on April 30, 2021, in conjunction with the launch of the New Pokémon
Snap*2 game for the Nintendo Switch TM system.
The App allows filters and frames to be added to screenshots taken using the Nintendo Switch capture function, which can be printed onto INSTAX instant images via the Mini Link Special Edition for users to display and share. A simple QR Code scan of the game screen using the Mini Link Special Edition App allows the image to be printed with a variety of character frames based on Nintendo Switch games including New Pokémon Snap, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Mario™ Odyssey. Current INSTAX MINI Link Smartphone printer users can also download this new App for free, for use with theirexisting Smartphone printer product.
To celebrate this collaboration, the Mini Link Special Edition will be featured in Ash White, with red accents on the top surface, and with the power button accented in blue, denoting the signature colors of the Nintendo Switch system. It will be available as a single printer, but also in a special bundle with a customized silicone case designed with the popular Pokémon Pikachu.
The special bundle will be released in a limited quantity concurrently with the Mini Link Special
Pricing and Availability
This new Mini Link Special Edition will be available at retail in mid May 2021 at a manufacturer’s
suggested retail price of $129.99 CDN. The bundle will be available late May 2021 at a
manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $179.99 CDN. ”
Sounds neat! What do you think of this new smartphone printer and app?