It may come as a surprise, but Nintendo have announced that they will be opening their first Nintendo Official Store in Japan. New York has had it’s own official Store for years, originally called Nintendo World Store which was changed to Nintendo NY Store on February 19th, 2016. The Nintendo Tokyo Official Store is scheduled to open its doors in later this year in Fall 2019. It will be part of the SHIBUYA PARCO (Tentative Name) Building which will also open on the same day.
We have the official press release below.
Nintendo to Open Nintendo TOKYO,
the First Official Nintendo Store in Japan
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto Minami-ku; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa), is pleased to announce Nintendo TOKYO, Nintendo’s first official store to be directly managed by Nintendo in Japan. It will be located in SHIBUYA PARCO (building name tentative) that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 by PARCO CO.,LTD. (HQ: Tokyo Shibuya-ku). The store’s opening is planned to coincide with the opening of SHIBUYA PARCO (name tentative).
In addition to selling products such as video game systems, software and character-based merchandise, we plan to host events and offer opportunities to play games at Nintendo TOKYO. We are preparing to make this store, which will be a new base for communicating Nintendo information in Japan, an enjoyable place for a wide range of consumers.
This post was written by Mike Scorpio