Nintendo has revealed plans to open Nintendo Tokyo, an official store that will open in the Japanese capital’s Shibuya district.
Their second retail outlet, the store will be similar to Nintendo NY in that not only will it be a place where customers can buy consoles, games, and merchandise, but it is being seen as somewhere “to host events and offer opportunities to play games.”
“I would also like to make the first announcement here that we are preparing for opening Nintendo Tokyo, the first official Nintendo shop in Japan,” Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa shared at this week’s financial results briefing.
“We are hoping it will be a new point of contact between consumers and Nintendo that a wide range of people, regardless of age, gender, or experience with games can enjoy.
“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, and are preparing to make this shop a new base for communicating Nintendo information in Japan.
“Nintendo Tokyo is scheduled to open in Shibuya Parco (building name tentative) in the fall of 2019. We will announce further details on each of these initiatives at a later date.”